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Advance

Advance

IV

(Tug: t. 167 (gross); 1. 107'6"; b. 22'8"; dr. 11'5"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 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 bertheA 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 i4 dune 1934.

On 17 May 1941—while still on the building ways—Advance (AMc42) was renamed Adamant (AMc-62) (q.v.).