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Pessacus (YTB-192)
Pessacus (YT-192) (1942 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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:
    American Campaign
    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.
    Length 101'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    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

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