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Massasoit (YT-131) (1939 - 1944)
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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
Massasoit Class District Harbor Tug:
Built by Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
Authorized, 12 August 1937
Laid down, 25 July 1938
Launched, 13 December 1938
Placed in service as Massasoit (YT-131), 1939
Assigned to Fifth Naval District, 1939 - 1945
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-131, 15 May 1944
Assigned to Fifteenth Naval District, 1945 - 1948
Placed out of service at Norfolk, April 1948
Returned to service, August 1950
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), April 1973
Registered as tug Contender (ON 553917), 1975
Sold to Krause Marine Towing Corp., renamed David M. Krause, circa 1997
Documentation expired, 31 January 2006
Displacement 222 tons
Length 111' 2"
Beam 26' 9"
Draft 8' 5"
Speed 9 kts.
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 17 December 2018
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