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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YTL-132 was transferred to France, named Mouette
District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
  • Authorized, 06 August 1937
  • Laid down, 05 May 1938
  • Launched, 18 July 1938
  • Placed in service as YT-132, 1939
  • Assigned to Sixth Naval District, 1939 - 1942
  • Operating in Mediterranean by mid-1943
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-132, 15 May 1944
  • Towed from Palermo, Italy, to Toulon by Moreno (ATF-87) with YTL-158 and YTL-185, 27-31 December 1944
  • Transferred to France at Toulon, renamed Mouette, 05 January 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Designated Y 676, 1960
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65'
    Beam unknown
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller 240shp

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    YT-132 913k News item on launch of YT-132 at Charleston, 18 July 1938. Photo from Charleston News and Courier, 19 July 1938. Dave Wright
    YT-132 556k News item on launch of YT-132 at Charleston, 18 July 1938. Note the two "yippies," including YP-47, moored in the background.
    Photo from Charleston Evening Post, 18 July 1938.
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-132 / YTL-132 available at NavSource
    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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