Between late 1900 and December 1911, the small ship successively served as a yard tug at Port Royal, South Carolina, Key West, and Pensacola, Florida. On 4 December 1911, Accomac arrived at the Boston Navy Yard where she spent the remainder of her active career. In 1918 she was renamed USS Nottoway, and in July 1920, when the Navy adopted the alphanumeric system of hull designations, Nottoway received the hull number "YT-18". On 5 October 1942, her name was cancelled, and she became simply YT-18. On 15 May 1944, the tug was redesignated a small harbor tug, YTL-18. She served at Boston as a yard tug through the end of World War II.
YTL-18 was placed out of service at Boston on 3 April 1946, and her name was struck... Read More