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Osamekin (YTB-191)
Osamekin (YT-191) (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Osamekin 76k Osamekin (YTB-191) underway in Alaskan waters, circa 1944-45.
    Photo contributed by the Family of Peter Mageros to , courtesy Paul Smith.
    Darryl Baker

    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

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