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YNT-19 "METACOM"
Pictured as: the E.F. Moran Jr. (Moran Towing) Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1940, by Harry A. Marvel and Company of Newburgh, New York (hull #225) as the Joseph Meseck for the Meseck Towing and Transportation Company of New York, New York.

In 1940, the tug was acquired by the United States Navy. Where she was renamed as the Metacom. She was converted for Naval Service at the New York Navy Yard at New York, New York.

In 1941, she was redesignated by the United States Navy as the YN-51 (Metacom). And, Allocated to the 3rd Naval District.

In 1942, the tug was redesignated by the United States Navy as the YNT-19 (Metacom). And, Reassigned to TU 90.3.1, Eastern Sea Frontier Force.

In 1945, she was redesignated by the United States Navy as the YTM-740 (Metacom).

In 1946, the tug was placed out of service at Brooklyn, New York. And, struck from the Naval Register on December 13th, 1946. On February 26th, 1947 she was transferred to the Maritime Commission for delivery to her owners.

In 1947, she was returned to the Meseck Towing and Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Joseph Meseck.

In 1954, the Meseck Towing and Transportation Company was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the E.F. Moran Jr.

The tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,750 horsepower.
(NavSource Online)


  • Vessel Name: YNT-19 "METACOM"
  • USCG Doc. No.: 239237
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5095488
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WA6587
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 225
  • Ship Builder: MARVEL SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Length: 97.9
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12.2
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 247
  • Net Tonnage: 168
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Joseph Meseck, YN-51 (Metacom), YNT-19 (Metacom), YTM-740 (Metacom), Joseph Meseck, E.F. Moran Jr.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Meseck Towing and Transportation Co., United States Navy, Meseck Towing and Transportation Co., MORAN TOWING CORPORATION