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Chekilli (YTB-175) (1944 - 1962)
Chekilli (YT-175) (1941 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Hotel - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug:
Built in 1940 as Gulfport hull # 176 by Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX. for General Motors Corp.
Launched in 1941
Purchased by the US Navy in June 1941, from General Motors Corp.
Placed in service, in August 1941, as Chekilli (YT-175), allocated to the 1st Naval District, at Boston, MA.
Reallocated to the 3rd Naval District, date unknown
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-175, 15 May 1944
Placed out of service in October 1946, laid up in reserve
Placed in service in October 1948, allocated to the 1st Naval District
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-175, in February 1962
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of by Navy sale, 1 April 1974, fate unknown
Displacement 206 t.(lt.)
Length 102' 2"
Speed 12 kts.
General Motors EMD 567 Diesel-electric engines
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Chekilli (YT-175) underway near Port Arthur, TX. while running builders trials, circa June-July 1941.
Photo from the files of the Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works.
Chekilli (YT-175 / YTB-175 / YTM-175)
DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
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
Allaquippa Class Harbor Tug schematic
Last Updated 5 April 2015
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