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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

Commercial Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down in 1920, location unknown, as the commercial tug Hawk
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1940
  • Placed in service as YT-213
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register and returned to her owners in 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion unknown

    i>US Navy photo # 2611 (42)
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    BB-40 New Mexico 783k YT-213 assisting Mememsha (AG-39) out of her berth at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., 31 December 1941. In the foreground is the battleship New Mexico (BB-40) Across the pier from Mememsha is the new destroyer O'Brien (DD-415). She would be torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-15 on 15 September 1942 and sank 19 October 1942 while en route to Pearl Harbor for repairs. Pieter Bakels

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-213 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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