(Tug: t. 167 (gross); 1. 107'6"; b. 22'8"; dr. 11'5"; s. Ilk.; epl. 14)
In June or July 1918, the fourth Advance (Id. No. 3057)—a tug built in 1912 at Solomons Island, Md., by M. M. Davis—was acquired by the Navy from A. J. Taylor & Bros., Washington, D.C., and was placed in commission on 27 July 1918. For the duration of World War I, she served as a patrol vessel assigned to the 5th Naval District and was based at Norfolk, Va. Following the end of hostilities, she became a harbor tug at Norfolk and remained so employed for the rest of her Navy career. She was designated YT-28 on 17 July 1920 when the Navy adopted the alphanumeric system of hull designations. Advance remained active at Norfolk until 7 June 1933, when she was decommissioned and berthed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 12 December 1933; and she was sold to Mr. Martin J. Carroll, Brooklyn, N.Y., on 14 June 1934.
On 17 May 1941—while still on the building ways—Advance (AMc-62) was renamed Adamant (AMc-62) (q.v.).
Advance (Id. No. 3057), drydocked at the Norfolk Navy Yard in the 1920s. She appears to be painted in the two-tone color scheme common to such yard craft. (NH 100576)