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Torpedo Testing Barge No. 4 (1918 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Torpedo Testing Barge:
  • Built by George Lawley & Son, Neponset, MA
  • Ordered, 10 December 1918
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as Torpedo Testing Barge No. 4, 1919
  • Allocated to the Torpedo Testing Station, Alexandria, VA, 1919
  • Designated YTT-4, 17 July 1920
  • Transferred to Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI
  • Placed out of service at Newport, 23 October 1942
  • Towed to New York Navy Yard for repairs by Manistee (YT-173), 23 November 1942
  • Stationed at Torpedo Testing Range, Montauk, Long Island, NY, 1943
  • Towed from New York to Piney Point, MD for service at the test range there by civilian tug Samson, December 1943
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold July 1948
    Displacement 300 tons
    Length 134' 7"
    Beam 49' 4"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion unknown

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    YTT-4 630k YTT-4 test firing a torpedo at Newport, sometime during World War Two.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 94124, from collection of George L. Dent
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YTT-4 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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