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YTL-161 was transferred to France, named Hirondelle
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down, circa 1940-41, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
Launched, date unknown
Placed in service, date unknown, as YT-161 allocated to the Fleet
YT-161 was assigned to North Africa
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-161 in 1944
During World War II YT-161 / YTL-161 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to France in 1944, named Hirondelle
Designated Y657 in 1960
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YT / YTL-161 earned two battle stars for World War II service
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 July 1943
||Invasion of Southern France, 15 August 1944
Length 66' 2"
Draft 4' 11"
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller 240shp
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||YT-161 underway, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, contributed by Bill Mozingo
There is no DANFS history available for YT-161 / YTL-161 available at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 28 January 2011
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