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Massasoit (YT-131 / YTM-131)


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:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 13 December 1938
  • Placed in service as Massasoit (YT-131) in 1939
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-131 in May 1944
  • Placed our of service in April 1948
  • Returned to service in August 1950
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 April 1973 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 222 t.
    Length 111' 2"
    Beam 26' 9"
    Draft 8' 5"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel

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