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YT-90 (1920 - 1929)
Motor Tug # 90 (1919 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, TH
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service at Mare Island as Harbor Tug No. 90, 1919
  • Designated District Harbor Tug YT-90, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Yard Motor Tug YMT-5, 1929
  • Assigned to Sixteenth Naval District at Pearl Harbor entire career
  • YMT-5 was present during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
  • Hull condemned and machinery salvaged, 22 March 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 May 1944
  • Final disposition, scrapped at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard
  • YMT-5 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 54 tons
    Length 65'
    Beam 16' 2"
    Draft 6' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one Union 4 cylinder, 4 cycle gasoline engine, 150shp
    single 12" X 15" propeller
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    Size Image Description Source
    YT-90 58k YT-90 underway at Pearl Harbor, TH, near the beginning of her career, circa 1922-24.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 41604
    Robert Hurst
    YT-90 1074k YMT-5 passing down the port side of Nevada (BB-36) at Pearl Harbor, date unknown.
    US Navy photo, now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jon Burdett

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-90 / YMT-5 at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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