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Powhatan (YTM-128)
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
    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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