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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YTL-203 was transferred to France, renamed Héron
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
Length 66' 2"
Draft 4' 11"
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller 240shp
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||YT-203 being launched at Henry Grebe's shipyard, 07 September 1942.
National Archives photo 80-G-21289
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
Last Updated 27 May 2016
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