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Photo #  NH 69859:  USS Navigator off the Mare Island Navy Yard on 7 February 1920

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USS Navigator (ID # 2225), 1918-1919

USS Navigator, a 414 gross ton tug built by J. H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, New Jersey, in 1898 for J. Needham, was acquired by the Navy on 20 August 1918 from the Associated Oil Co. of San Francisco. Placed in service in the 12th Naval District, she served the San Francisco Bay area throughout her naval career. Designated YT-39 on 17 July 1920 and YTB-39 on 15 May 1944, she performed the vital tug, salvage, and fire fighting missions of her type until she was placed out of service at Mare Island on 14 October 1946. Struck from the Navy List on 30 December 1946, Navigator was transferred to the Maritime Commission for further disposal on 8 August 1947.

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Photo #: NH 69859

USS Navigator
(ID # 2225)

Off the Mare Island Navy Yard on 7 February 1920.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

 
Photo #: NH 93924 (detail)

USS Navigator
(YT-39)

Towing a barge in San Francisco Bay, California circa 1921. The tug and her tow are headed out through the Golden Gate.
This view is cropped from Photo # NH 93924.

Collection of Delmar Ketch.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

 
Photo #: None

USS Navigator
(YT-39)

At the Mare Island Navy Yard on 5 June 1942 during an inclining experiment.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19 text files, Item S-22, Inclining Experiments.

 
Photo #: None

USS Navigator
(YT-39)

At the Mare Island Navy Yard on 5 June 1942 during an inclining experiment.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19 text files, Item S-22, Inclining Experiments.

 


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