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Powhatan (YTM-128)
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Powhatan (YT-128) (1938 - 1944)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Powhatan Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
  • Authorized, 04 December 1936
  • Laid down, 28 March 1938
  • Launched, 10 June 1938
  • Delivered and placed in service as Powhatan (YT-128), 16 September 1938
  • Assigned to First Naval District at Newport, RI, 1938 - 1958
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-128, 15 May 1944
  • Assigned to Argentia, Newfoundland, 1958 - 1963
  • Assigned to Tenth Naval District at San Juan, PR, 1963 - 1971
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), January 1972
    Specifications:
    Displacement 406 tons
    Length 110' 11"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 10' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 13
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion diesel

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