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YTT-1 (1920 - ????)
Torpedo Testing Barge No. 1 (1912 - 1920)


Torpedo Testing Barge:
  • Built by Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Port Richmond, NY (YN 600)
  • Delivered and placed in service as Torpedo Testing Barge No. 1, 1912
  • Asisgned to duty at Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI, replacing Vesuvius, April 1913
  • Designated YTT-1, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Houseboat YHB-1, date unknown
  • Assigned to Panama Canal Zone by 1935
  • Served as Station Ship, Balboa, Panama during World War II
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 127'
    Beam 48'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    YTT-2 42k View of Torpedo Testing Barge # 1, circa 1914.
    From Our Navy magazine, December 1914
    Dave Wright
    YTT-1 561k Torpedo Test Barge No. 1 in use at Naval Torpedo Station Newport, date unknown.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 82837, copied from an original negative held by Naval Underwater Systems Center Newport Rhode Island
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YTT-1 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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