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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YTL-162 was transferred to France in 1953, named Cacatoès, transferred to Japan in 1957
Built by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
Laid down, 29 October 1940
Launched, 24 May 1941
Placed in service as YT-162, 25 June 1941
Allocated to the 12th Naval District at Mare Island
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-162, 15 May 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Laid up in reserve, location unknown
Transferred to France in 1953 to serve in French-Indochina at Saigon, named Cacatoès
Returned to US custody and subsequently transferred to Japan in 1957
Struck from the Naval Register, 1957
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Length 66' 2"
Draft 4' 11"
Propulsion one Diesel engine, single propeller 240shp
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||YT-162 underway at Mare Island, 10 January 1942.
MINSY photo YTL 162 8494_011047, from files of Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
||YTL-162 underway while passing the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63), location unknown.
Photo contributed by Robert W. Blackburn, courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tugs web site
There is no DANFS history available for YT-162 / YTL-162 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
Last Updated 30 March 2018
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