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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YTL-203 was transferred to France, renamed Héron
Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched, 07 September 1942
  • Placed in service as YT-203, September 1942
  • Asigned to 13th Naval District at Seattle
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-203, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Laid up in reserve, location unknown
  • Transferred to France in 1953, to serve in French-Indochina, named Héron
  • Returned to US Navy custody in 1956, and subsequently transferred to an Allied navy, (South Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Republic of China, Thailand, Philippines, etc.)
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1957
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 66' 2"
    Beam 17'
    Draft 4' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller 240shp

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    YT-203 145k YT-203 being launched at Henry Grebe's shipyard, 07 September 1942.
    National Archives photo 80-G-21289
    Tracy White

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-203 / YTL-203 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

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