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International Radio Call Sign:
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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
Harbor Tug:
  • 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"
    Beam 17'
    Draft 4' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one Diesel engine, single propeller 240shp

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    YT-162 725k YT-162 underway at Mare Island, 10 January 1942.
    MINSY photo YTL 162 8494_011047, from files of Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    Darryl Baker
    YT-162 78k 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
    Robert Hurst

    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

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