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Osamekin (YT-191) (1943 - 1944)
November - Bravo - Victor - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Woban Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 23 January 1942, at Pacific Coast Engineering Co., Oakland, CA.
Launched, 16 May 1942
Completed and placed in service, 12 February 1943, as Osamekin (YT-191), allocated to the 12th Naval District, San Francisco, CA.
Reallocated to the 13th Naval District, 13 July 1943, at Seattle, WA.
Reassigned, 15 April 1944, to Dutch Harbor, AK. in the eastern Aleutian Islands
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large (YTB-191) in May 1944
Sank apparently on 4 December 1945 south of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, cause unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946.
Displacement 218 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single screw
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||Osamekin (YTB-191) underway in Alaskan waters, circa 1944-45.
Photo contributed by the Family of Peter Mageros to , courtesy Paul Smith.
Osamekin (YT-191 / YTB-191)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 8 October 2010
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