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Chaska (YTB-226)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Whiskey - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as the District Harbor Tug Chaska (YT-226) by John Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, N. J.
  • Reclassified Large District Harbor Tug YTB-225, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 28 June 1944
  • Placed in service as Chaska (YTB-226), 23 November 1944
  • Allocated to the 6th and 5th Naval Districts
  • Placed in reserve, 1 May 1947
  • Reactivated, 3 July 1947, for service in the 8th, 6th and 1st Naval Districts
  • Placed out of service struck from the Naval Register and sold in November 1956
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 410 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50-cal machine guns
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 1,000shp
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    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
    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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