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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YTL-162 was transferred to France in 1953, named Cacatoès, transferred to Japan in 1957
Laid down, circa 1940-41, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
Launched, date unknown
Placed in service, date unknown, as YT-162 in 1941, allocated to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-162, date unknown
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 in 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 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 28 January 2011
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