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USS Catawba (YTM-32)
USS Catawba (YT-32) (1920 - 1944)
USS Howard Greene (ID-2200) (1918 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Oscar - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Defense Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Baltimore Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Completed as the steam tug Howard Greene (ON 215754), 1917
  • Commissioned USS Howard Greene (ID-2200), 02 February 1918
  • Renamed and designated District Harbor Tug Catawba (YT-32), 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-32, 15 May 1944
  • Decommissioned at Charleston, SC, 26 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 1946
  • Sold to Lockwood Bros., Charleston, SC, and renamed F.L. Jenkins, 1947
  • Registered to White Stack Towing, Charleston, SC, and renamed Fort Johnson, 1956
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (still active 1975)
    Displacement 230 tons
    Length 92'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts..
    Complement unknown
    Armament two 2-pdrs, one machine gun
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Size Image Description Source
    Howard Greene 75k The civilian tug Howard Greene photographed in the ice by her builder, the Baltimore Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., 1917.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 96307
    Howard Greene 331k 33 survivors of sunken U-boat U-352 are disembarked from her slayer, USCGC Icarus (WPC-110), at Charleston, the day after the sinking, 10 May 1942. Catawba (YT-32) is moored alongside Icarus. Notice the Marine guards with fixed bayonets.
    National Archives photo 80-G-41302
    Dave Wright

    USS Howard Greene / USS Catawba (YT-32) / USS Catawba (YTM-32)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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