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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Romeo - Bravo
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"
Draft 4' 11"
one Diesel engine,
single propeller 240shp
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||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-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
Last Updated 11 April 2014
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