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Pessacus (YT-192) (1942 - 1944)
November - Whiskey - Victor - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
American Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Pessacus Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 26 January 1942, by Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Launched, 17 April 1942
Completed and delivered to the US Navy, 30 July 1942
Placed in service 11 August 1942, at the New York Navy Yard
Assigned to Service Forces Atlantic Fleet area during World War II
During World War II Pessacus was assigned to the American Theater and participated in the following action:
|Action and Dates
|Convoy SC-107, 3 to 8 November 1942
Following WWII Pessacus was reallocated to the 15th Naval District, Coco Solo, Canal Zone
Reassigned to the 10th Naval District, Naval Base Charleston, S.C. in 1946
Placed out of service, in reserve, 30 October 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Reactivated in June 1951 at Naval Station, Key West, FL.
Assigned to the 10th Naval District, at Trinidad, B.W.I.
Reassigned, 14 September 1954, to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, P.R., Gunfire Support Training Unit at Culebra and Vieques Islands
Shifted to San Juan, P. R.
Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and sold May 1963
Pessacus earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 260 t.
Speed 12 kts.
one Diesel engine
single propeller, 805shp
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Pessacus (YT-192 / YTB-192)
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 15 June 2012
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