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Sunk by friendly fire, 2 January 1942, to prevent enemy capture
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal
District Harbor Tug:
A wooden-hulled tug built by Spain in the Philippines, date unknown
Launched, date unknown
Captured at Cavite Navy Yard, in May 1898
Turned over to the Customs Service
Returned to Navy custody, 15 November 1902
Placed in service as Mercedes (date unknown) at Navy Yard Cavite P.I.
Designated District Harbor Tug YT-108, 17 July 1920
During World War II Mercedes was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Final Disposition, sunk by friendly fire, 2 January 1942, to prevent capture by the Japanese
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Mercedes earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Philippine Islands operation, 8 December 1941 to 2 January 1942
Length 53' 6"
Beam 9' 2"
Draft 3' 10"
Propulsion steam, single screw
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 23 June 2006
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