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Osceola (YTM-129)
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Osceola (YTB-129) (1944 - 1962)
Osceola (YT-129) (1938 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Juliet - Tango
NEJT
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 03 March 1938
  • Placed in service as YT-129, 01 June 1938
  • Assigned the name Osceola, 17 September 1938
  • Osceola was present at Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-129, 12 April 1944
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-129 in 1962
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 01 February 1973 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 890 tons
    Length 124' 9"
    Beam 28'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion unknown

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    YFD-2 110k YFD-2 arrives at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 23 August 1940, after being towed from New Orleans, LA. It is still marked "U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, La". Osceola (YT-129) is in the right foreground, assisting. One of the other tugs is probably Sunnadin (AT-28). An unidentified destroyer seaplane tender (AVD) is tied up at the Ford Island fuel dock, in the left center. Visible in the distance, moored on the other side of Ford Island, are (from left to right): Yorktown (CV-5), two destroyers, Wright (AV-1) and two light cruisers.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-411134, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    YFD-2 137k Osceola (YT-129) , moored just after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941.
    A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Wright
    YFD-2 84k Osceola (YT-129) , along with other tugs, maneuvers a battleship into her berth at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, date unknown.
    A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Jon Burdett

    Osceola (YT-129 / YTB-129 / YTM-129)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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    Last Updated 16 December 2015