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Massasoit (YTM-131)
Massasoit (YT-131) (1939 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Papa - Kilo
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.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel

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