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YT-160 (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Victor - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

YTL-160 was transferred to France, named Pluvier
District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, circa 1940-41, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YT-160 in 1941, allocated to the Fleet
  • YT-160 was assigned to North Africa
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-160, date unknown
  • During World War II YTL-160 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of southern France, 19 August to 25 September 1944

  • Placed out of service and transferred to France in 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Placed in service in the French navy in North Africa, named Pluvier
  • Designated Y696 in 1960
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • YT-160 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement unknown
    Length 66' 2"
    Beam 17'
    Draft 4' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller 240shp

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    YTL-160 868k YT-160 at Toulon, France, circa October-November 1944. Note USS LST-74 moored in the background. Clinton Johnson for his father Earl Clinton Lampp MoMM1c (USNR V6) YT-160
    YTL-160 749k

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-160 / YTL-160 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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