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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-185 was transferred to France, named Rouge-Gorge
District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YT-185, date unknown, allocated to the Fleet
  • YT-185 was assigned to North Africa
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-185 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 Rouge-Gorge
  • Designated Y706 in 1960
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Length 66' 2"
    Beam 17'
    Draft 4' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine,
    single propeller 240shp

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    YT-185 24k YT-185 crew photo taken while the tug was loaded on the deck of HM-427 while enroute to Bizerte, Tunisia in 1944. Fred Reep Jr.
    YT-185 21k YT-197 and YT-185 loaded on the deck of HM-427 while enroute to Bizerte, Tunisia in 1944. Fred Reep Jr.

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-185 / YTL-185 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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