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Assumed lost to enemy action, January 1942

Iona (YT-107)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Spanish Campaign Medal - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built, date and location unknown. as a wooden-hulled tug
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Captured from Spain at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, 1898
  • Placed in service as Iona at Cavite, circa 1898
  • Designated District Harbor Tug YT-107, 17 July 1920
  • During World War II Iona was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Philippine Islands operation, 8 December 1941 to 3 January 1942
  • Final Disposition, assumed lost with fall of Manila, 03 January 1942 (possibly became Japanese prize #18-030)
    Displacement unknown
    Length 56'
    Beam 10' 3"
    Draft 5' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam, single screw, 125hp

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    Iona 699k Iona (YT-107) moored pierside at Naval Station Cavite, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Original: Stan Svec
    Replacement: Dave Wright

    View the Iona (YT-107)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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