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Torpedo Testing Barge No. 2 (1918 - 1920)

Torpedo Testing Barge:
  • Built by Boston Navy Yard
  • Laid down, 30 August 1916
  • Launched, 21 June 1917
  • Delivered and placed in service at Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI as Torpedo Testing Barge No. 2, 1918
  • Designated YTT-2, 17 July 1920
  • Reassigned to Naval Torpedo Station, Alexandria, VA, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register,1948
  • Sold to Sanders Products Co., Southport, NC, renamed Fish Factory No. 1 (ON 259804), 1951
  • Later sold to Florida Reduction Corp., Houma, LA; still active 1965
    Displacement unknown
    Length 134' 7"
    Beam 49' 3"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    YTT-2 7k Article about the keel-laying of Torpedo Testing Barge # 2 at Boston Navy Yard, 30 August 1916. Note the article gives the wrong hull number.
    From Boston Post, 31 August 1916
    Dave Wright
    YTT-2 22k Torpedo Testing Barge # 2 ready for launching at Boston Navy Yard, 21 June 1917.
    Navy Yard Boston photo # BOSTS-14457
    US National Park Service, Charlestown, Boston Naval Shipyard
    YTT-2 447k YTT-2 is in the right background of this photo of Cyane (YFB-4) at the Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I., circa March-April 1922.
    US Navy photo # NH 92313 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Ramon Jackson
    YTT-2 693k YTT-2 test firing a torpedo off Piney Point, MD, 16 September 1941.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 94108
    James Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for YTT-2 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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