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YT-213 (1941 - 1944)

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

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

Commercial Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, FL (YN 30)
  • Completed for US Shipping Board as tug Hawk (ON 220101), November 1920
  • Owner restyled as US Maritime Commission, 1937
  • Transferred to Navy at Norfolk, VA, 12 August 1941
  • Placed in service as YT-213, 29 November 1941
  • Allocated to the Fifth Naval District at Norfolk, VA, 1941-1945
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug Medium (YTM-213), 15 May 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register and returned to owners, 1945
  • Sold to Wood Towing, Norfolk, VA, as Hawk, 1945
  • Final disposition, dismantled 1959
    Displacement unknown
    Length 94' 0"
    Beam 24' 0"
    Draft 13' 0"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam, 450hp

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    84k Hawk under construction at Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, FL, 1920.
    Photo from International Marine Engineering, April 1920
    Dave Wright
    BB-40 New Mexico
    783k YT-213 assisting Menemsha (AG-39) out of her berth at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA, 31 December 1941. In the foreground is the battleship New Mexico (BB-40). Across the pier from Menemsha is the new destroyer O'Brien (DD-415).
    National Archives photo 19-N-27360
    Pieter Bakels
    118k Cropped detail of above photo, showing YT-213. Dave Wright
    118k YT-213 underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, 24 March 1942.
    United States National Archives Bureau of Ships, Photo No. BS 28459
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-213 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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