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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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November - Bravo - Whiskey - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YTL-163 was transferred to France, named Caille
District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, circa 1940-41, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
Launched, date unknown
Placed in service as YT-163 in 1941, allocated to the Fleet
YT-163 was assigned to North Africa
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-163 in 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 Caille
Designated Y614 in 1960
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Length 66' 2"
Draft 4' 11"
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller 240shp
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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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