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Washington Dept. of Natural Resources Fishes Tug Boat out of Quartermaster Harbor

Now know as YTM-395, a former Navel Tug is pulled from the depth of Quartermaster Harbor by the Washing Department of Natural Resources. Photo by Troy Kindred
Now know as YTM-395, a former Navel Tug is pulled from the depth of Quartermaster Harbor by the Washing Department of Natural Resources. Photo by Troy Kindred

The Washington Department of Natural Resources continues to help clean out Quartermaster Harbor. On Tuesday, November 4, a 100 foot former Naval harbor tug was pulled out of Quartermaster Harbor.

Built in 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida the Wingina saw service in the Columbia River Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet. The Tug was sold into commercial service in 1986 and was renamed Murph.

Its final disposition: stripped and scuttled in Quartermaster Harbor, Maury Island, in October 2007.

It was later placed on the Washington Department of Natural Resources list as a derelict/abandoned vessel. The sunken Tug was also a navigational hazard for boats that regularly use Quartermaster Harbor.