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Yard Tugs (YT, YTB, YTM, YTL) Built or Acquired During WWII

Most recent update: May 7, 2011.


Yard tugs were initially called harbor tugs and later district harbor tugs.  The designation YT was introduced in 1920 and tugs in service at that time were then assigned YT numbers, although not according to any system that I can see.  Some of the smaller tugs built at Mare Island (#s 86 thru 101), were originally called Motor Tugs and later designated YMTs.  In addition to the numbered tugs listed here, there must have been many more that were disposed of before 1920, but documenting them must be a project for another year.  Complicating this task further, many YTs were later reclassified as YTB (Big), YTM (Medium) or YTL (Little): YTBs were supposed to be >800 hp, YTMs <800 but >400 hp and YTLs <400 hp.  Some were reclassified more than once and the records of which were and which weren't are very confusing.  If anyone can add to or otherwise improve the accuracy of this table, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

YT # Navy Name Original Name Shipbuilder Location Hull # Original Owner YTB YTM YTL LDT Built Acq'd. Disposition
138 Woban    Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA   US Navy x x   260 1940   Sold 1967
139 Ala   Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA   US Navy x x   260 1940   Wrecked in Kuluk Bay 1964
140 Wahtah   Norfolk NSY Portsmouth VA   US Navy x x   260 1940   Scrapped 1975
141 Heekon    Charleston NSY Charleston SC   US Navy x x   325 1940   Sold 1963 as Philip Steers, later Catherine McAllister, Venture, Yvonne St. Philip, Clearwater, Victor Altman, now Muheet
142 Nokomis   Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA   US Navy x x   260 1940   Sold 1974 as Sea Dragon, scrapped 2010
143     Charleston NSY Charleston SC   US Navy     x 70 1940   To France 1945 as Pinson, condemned 1957
144     Charleston NSY Charleston SC   US Navy     x 70 1940   Sold as Rodney J. Casho 1966, Capt. Connor 1998
145 Montezuma   Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY   US Navy x x   260 1941   Sold 1975
146 Hoga    Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY   US Navy x x   260 1941   Last survivor of Pearl Harbor, to Oakland Fire Dept. 1947, to Little Rock AR as a museum 2007
147 Tazha   Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY   US Navy x x   260 1941   Scrapped 1974
148 Wenonah    Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY   US Navy x x   260 1941   Scrapped 2010
149 Toka   Defoe BW Bay City MI 168 US Navy x x   260 1941   To US Army 1983
150 Woyot   Defoe BW Bay City MI 169 US Navy x x   260 1941   Sold 1970 as Kate
151 Konoka   Defoe BW Bay City MI 170 US Navy x x   260 1941   Sold 1984 as Emma Brown, scrapped 2003
152     Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1953 as Alouette
153     Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI   US Navy     x 70 1941   Sold 1947 as Hawk
154     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1945 as Pont du Fahs
155     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1953 as Bergeronnette
156     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1941   Sold 1947
157     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1945 as Mesange
158     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1945 as Santa Cruz
159     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1941   Sold 1947
160     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1945 as Pluvier
161     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1945 as Hirondelle
162     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1953 as Cacatoes
163     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1945 as Caille
164     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   Sold as Daniel Di Napoli
165     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1945 as Chardonneret
166     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   Sold as General
167     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   To France 1953 as Fauvette
168     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   Sold as General
169     Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy     x 70 1941   Sold 1947 as Spuyten Dyvil
170 Alloway Cheyenne Bushey, Ira S. Brooklyn NY 456 Bushey, Ira S.   x   95 1940 1940 Sold 1947 as Soumatco, later Cheyenne, Sandpiper, Mist, Rojowe, now Cheyenne
171 Yaquima Dauntless No. 14 Jacobson SY Oyster Bay NY 282 Dauntless Towing x     249 1940 1940 Returned to owners 1946, later M. Moran 1955, Lambert Point 1969, Claire Moran 1970
172   Pacific Harbor Boatbuilding San Pedro CA         x 112 1929 1940 Acquired as YTL 172, later Sparrow (AMc 31) 1940, Marin (YN 53) 1941, YNT 31 1942, sold 1947
173 Manistee Carrie T. Mesick Harry A. Marvel & Co Newburgh NY 226 Meseck Towing x       1941 1941 Returned to owner 1947
174 Allaquippa    Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX   US Navy x x   260 1941   Sold 1976 as Herman W, then Arctic Ann, sank 1995
175 Chekilli    Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 176 US Navy x x   260 1941   Sold 1974 as Bay King, reefed off New Jersey 2004
176 Junaluska    Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 189 US Navy x x   260 1941   Sold 1980 as Mary Dee Sanders, then Canaveral, now F W Knowles
177 Black Fox    Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL   US Navy x x   260 1943   Struck 1975
178 Dekaury    Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL   US Navy x x   260 1943   To Stockton FD 1985, now museum in San Francisco
179 Lone Wolf    Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL   US Navy x x   260 1943   Sold 1948 as Dalzelleader, later Victoria McAllister, scrapped 1992
180 Madokawando    Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL   US Navy x x   260 1943   To Army 1983, later sold as Maharlika
181 Mazepeta    Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL   US Navy x x   260 1943   Sold 1976 as Gail L. Sanders, later Mazapeta
182 Mawkaw    Pacific Coast Eng Oakland CA   US Navy x x   260 1943   Scrapped 1972
183           US Navy              Cancelled 
184           US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945 as Santon
185           US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945 as Rouge-Gorge
186           US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945 as Cormoran
187 Canonicus Thomas E. Moran  Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 248 Moran Towing   x   133 1941 1941 Sold 1947 as Mary Moran
188 Negwagon    Pacific Coast Eng Oakland CA   US Navy x x   260 1943   Struck 1972
189 Nepanet    Pacific Coast Eng Oakland CA   US Navy x x   260 1943   Scrapped 1987
190 Orono    Pacific Coast Eng Oakland CA   US Navy x x   260 1943   Scrapped 1975
191 Osamekin    Pacific Coast Eng Oakland CA   US Navy x     260 1943   Sank off Kodiak I. 1945
192 Pessacus    Bushey, Ira S. Brooklyn NY 500 US Navy x x   260 1942   Struck 1965
193 Sassacus    Bushey, Ira S. Brooklyn NY 501 US Navy x x   260 1942   To Venezuela 1963 as Dianca III
194 Squanto    Bushey, Ira S. Brooklyn NY 502 US Navy x x   260 1943   Struck 1963
195 Yonaguska    Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI   US Navy x x   260 1944   Scrapped 1974
196           US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945
197           US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 194
198           US Navy     x 70 1942   Sunk by mine off Anzio 1944
199     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1942   Sunk 1946
200     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1953 as Goeland
201     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1942   Not known
202     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1942   Sold 1947
203     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1953 as Heron
204     Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI   US Navy     x 70 1942   Sold foreign 1946
205     Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI   US Navy     x 70 1942   Sold foreign 1946
206     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1953 as Gelinotte
207     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945 as Medgez el Bab
208     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945 as Anfa
209     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945 as Canastel
210     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945 as Courlis
211     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1942   To Paraguay 1965 
212     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1942   To France 1945 as Mamora
213 Hawk  Hawk  Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL 30 US Shipping Board   x   387 1920 1940 Returned to owner 1945 
214                          Cancelled
215 Cahto    Robinson, W. A. Ipswich MA   US Navy x     260 1-Jun-44   Sold 1959
216 Cochise    Robinson, W. A. Ipswich MA   US Navy x     260 Jul-44   Sold 1960
217 Ensenore    Robinson, W. A. Ipswich MA   US Navy x     260 1944   Sold 1964
218 Achigan    Robinson, W. A. Ipswich MA   US Navy x     260 9-Jan-45   Sold 1975
219 Hatak    Greenport Basin Greenport NY   US Navy x     260 18-Dec-44   Sold 1957 as Jane McAllister
220 Iona    Greenport Basin Greenport NY   US Navy x x   260 2-Feb-45   Sunk 1963
221 Kabout    Elizabeth City SY Elizabeth City NC   US Navy x     260 3-Jul-44   Sold 1959
222 Kasota    Elizabeth City SY Elizabeth City NC   US Navy x     260 4-Sep-44   Struck 1961
223 Mahackemo    Elizabeth City SY Elizabeth City NC   US Navy x     260 30-Oct-44   Sank 1948
224 Manada    Elizabeth City SY Elizabeth City NC   US Navy x     260 2-Dec-44   Sold 1954
225 Maquinna    Mathis Yacht Camden NJ 279 US Navy x     260 19-Sep-44   To Washington DC 1946 as William T. Belt
226 Chaska    Mathis Yacht Camden NJ 280 US Navy x     260 23-Nov-44   Sold 1956
227 Alamingo    Mathis Yacht Camden NJ 281 US Navy x x   260 19-Feb-45   Struck 1964
228 Alamuchee    Mathis Yacht Camden NJ 282 US Navy x     260 4-May-45   Sold 1960
229 Alarka    Greenport Basin Greenport NY   US Navy x     260 6-Apr-45   To China 1947
230     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1943    
231     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1943   To Colombia 1963
232     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1943   To Britain 1943
233     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1943   Struck 1946
234     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1943    
235     Grebe, Henry C. Chicago IL   US Navy     x 70 1943   Struck 1946
236     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   Sold foreign 1946
237     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   Sold foreign 1946
238 Bomazeen Bathgate Providence Eng. City Island NY   US Shipping Board x     510 1919 1942 Sold 1947 as Sea Duke, scrapped 1953
239 Milton S. Patrick Motor Tug #16           x     1926   Struck 1947
240   John M. Stewart    Los Angeles CA       x     1926   Struck 1947
241 Sacagawea    Levingston SB Orange TX 211 US Navy x     211 Feb-42   Cancelled and transferred to USMC 1942, sold 1942 as Margot Moran, later Eagle Point 1963, now Resolve Eagle
242 Uncas    Levingston SB Orange TX 212 US Navy x     211 Mar-42   Sold 1947 as Pauline L. Moran, Sewells Point 1969, Fort McHenry 1980, active 2009
243 Southwind Southwind Alexander, Lester F. New Orleans LA       x     1943   Sold 1947
244     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   To France 1953 as Martin-Pecheur
245     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   To France 1953 as Moineau
246     Jacob, Robert City Island NY   US Navy     x 70 1943    
247     Niagara SB Buffalo NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   Sank south of Oahu, in wartime
248     Niagara SB Buffalo NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   Struck 1947
249     Niagara SB Buffalo NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   Struck 1947
250     Niagara SB Buffalo NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   Sold 1947, abandoned 1980, sold 2000, now Tycho Brahe (ON 1239653)
251     Niagara SB Buffalo NY   US Navy     x 70 1943   Sold 1947
252 Dekanisora BYT 4 Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 193 Royal Navy x x   260 1942   To Greece 1985 as Danaos
253 Anacot    Greenport Basin Greenport NY   US Navy x     260 15-Jun-45   Struck 1960
254 Menatonon    Stone, William F. Oakland CA   US Navy x     260 24-Aug-44   Struck 1960
255 Kennesaw    Stone, William F. Oakland CA   US Navy x     260 30-Sep-44   Struck 1960
256 Menoquet    Anderson Cristofani San Francisco CA   US Navy x x   260 7-Jun-44   Struck 1959
257 Minooka    Anderson Cristofani San Francisco CA   US Navy x     260 8-Aug-44   Struck 1947
258 Moanahonga    Anderson Cristofani San Francisco CA   US Navy x x   260 14-Oct-44   Struck 1965
259 Arivaca    Anderson Cristofani San Francisco CA   US Navy x x   260 24-Jan-45   Sold 1964
260 Nasornsee    Kneass, G. W. San Francisco CA   US Navy x     260 4-Jul-44   Sold 1946
261 Nawona    Martinac SB Tacoma WA   US Navy x x   260 Jun-44   Sold 1964
262 Oneyana    Martinac SB Tacoma WA   US Navy x x   260 23-Aug-44   Struck 1962
263 Neoga    Martinac SB Tacoma WA   US Navy x x   260 21-Oct-44   Struck 1965
264 Awatobi    Martinac SB Tacoma WA   US Navy x     260 1-Feb-45   Struck 1960
265 Hiawatha Port Angeles Birchfield Boiler Tacoma WA 1 US Maritime Comm. x x   325 3-Apr-42 1942 Struck 1960
266 Pocahontas Port Blakely Birchfield Boiler Tacoma WA 2 US Maritime Comm. x x   325 16-Mar-43 1942 Sold 1972 as Sea Lark
267 Pogatacut Port Discovery Birchfield Boiler Tacoma WA 3 US Maritime Comm. x x   325 23-Dec-42 1942 Struck 1970
268 Red Cloud Port Ludlow Birchfield Boiler Tacoma WA 4 US Maritime Comm. x x   325 8-Mar-43 1942 Scrapped 1987
269 Sakarissa Port Madison Birchfield Boiler Tacoma WA 5 US Maritime Comm. x x   325 26-Apr-43 1942 Now at Amphib. Forces Memorial Museum
270 Satanta Port Orchard Birchfield Boiler Tacoma WA 6 US Maritime Comm. x x   325 19-May-43 1942 Scrapped 1976
271 Minnehaha Michael Moran Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX   Moran Towing x x   320 10-Jul-42 1942 Sold 1946 as Penn No. 3, then Morania No 3, Snipe, Randy D …
272 Iwana    Bushey, Ira S. Brooklyn NY   US Navy x x   260 27-Apr-43   Sold 1974 as George R, later Polar Crusader, Skagit Chief
273 Tecumseh    Bushey, Ira S. Brooklyn NY   US Navy x x   260 27-Apr-43   Sold 1975
274 Pokagon    Bushey, Ira S. Brooklyn NY   US Navy x     260 2-Jul-43   Sank 1947
275 Epanow    Bushey, Ira S. Brooklyn NY   US Navy x     260 13-Aug-43   Struck 1963
276 Tavibo Thomas Mesick         x       1942 1942  
277 Onockatin    Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy x     260 1-Jun-44   Struck 1960
278 Ossahinta    Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy x     260 19-Jul-44   Sold 1960
279 Penacook    Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy x     260 26-Sep-44   Struck 1961
280 Tuscola    Luders Marine Stamford CT   US Navy x     260 28-Apr-44   Struck 1963
281 Peshewah    Westergard BW Biloxi MS   US Navy x     260 2-Aug-44   Sold 1956
282 Piomingo    Westergard BW Biloxi MS   US Navy x     260 14-Oct-44   Struck 1962
283 Pitchlynn    Westergard BW Biloxi MS   US Navy x     260 3-Nov-44   Sold 1960 as Rodney H. Dunn
284 Neokautah    Westergard BW Biloxi MS   US Navy x     260 24-Nov-44   Struck 1959
285 Poquim    Knutson SB Halesite NY   US Navy x     260 21-Dec-44   Sunk 1949
286 Quinnapin    Knutson SB Halesite NY   US Navy x     260 3-Jan-45   Struck 1960
287 Sabeata    Everett-Pacific SB Everett WA   US Navy x     260 4-Jun-44   Struck 1972
288 Saguanash    Everett-Pacific SB Everett WA   US Navy x     260 26-Jul-44   Sunk 1946
289 Sakaweston    Everett-Pacific SB Everett WA   US Navy x     260 13-Sep-44   Sold 1960
290 Canocan    Everett-Pacific SB Everett WA   US Navy x     260 21-Oct-44   Not known
291     Carter, W. Scott, SB Waldsboro ME   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold 1953
292     Carter, W. Scott, SB Waldsboro ME   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
293     Carter, W. Scott, SB Waldsboro ME   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
294     Carter, W. Scott, SB Waldsboro ME   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
295     Donovan Contracting Shelburne VT   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
296     Donovan Contracting Shelburne VT   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
297     Donovan Contracting Shelburne VT   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
298     Donovan Contracting Shelburne VT   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
299     Cape May SB Cape May NJ   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
300     Cape May SB Cape May NJ   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
301     Cape May SB Cape May NJ   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
302     Victory SB Holland MI   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
303     Victory SB Holland MI   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
304     Victory SB Holland MI   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
305     Victory SB Holland MI   US Navy     x 70 1943-44    Sold
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