Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

Chicopee (YTM-747)
US Army Large Tug LT-1966

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Chicopee Class District Harbor Tug (Medium)
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army in 1953
  • Acquired by the US Navy in September 1964
  • Placed in service as the District Harbor Tug (Medium) Chicopee (YTM-747)
  • Chicopee was assigned to the 6th Naval District, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 1 March 1974
    Displacement 310 t.(fl)
    Length 107'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 12'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 16
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    Chicopee 96k Chicopee (YTM-747) underway in the harbor at Newport, R.I. in 1970. Photo contributed to NAFTS by LCDR R. P. Brittingham LCDR USN, Ret. (BMC and Tugmaster at the time). Paul Smith US Navy Tug Boats
    Chicopee 586k Chicopee (YTM-747) alongside the submarine tender USS Hunley (AS-31) in the summer of 1966 as the tender returns from her first deployment to Holy Loch, Scotland. HMC Fred Overly, USN Ret. USS Hunley
    Chicopee 550k

    There is no DANFS history for Chicopee (YTM-747) available at NavSource
    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

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Yard and District Craft Photo Index Back To The District Harbor Tug (Medium) (YTM) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 21 August 2009