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Pawtucket II (YTB-359)

(YTB-359: dp. 206; l. 102'2"; b. 24'; dr. 10'; s. 12 k. ; Cpl. 12; cl. Allaquippa)

A city in Rhode Island.


Pawtucket (YTB-359), a harbor tug, was laid down as YT-359 in 1943 by Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, Tex.; acquired by the Navy 30 March 1943; and assigned duties at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Redesignated YTB-359 in May 1944, Pawtucket operated in the area of the Philadelphia Navy Yard throughout the war. She was placed out of service, in reserve in March 1946 at Philadelphia.

Pawtucket was reactivated in January 1951. At that time she resumed duties as a harbor tug at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Redesignated YTM-359 in February 1962, she remains active at Philadelphia into 1970.

Published: Wed Aug 19 09:55:22 EDT 2015