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Alamingo (YTM-227)
Alamingo (YTB-227) (1945 - 1962)
Alamingo (YT-227) (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Tango - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 13 April 1944, as the District Harbor Tug Alamingo (YT-227) at Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, N.J.
  • Reclassified Large District Harbor Tug YTB-227, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 21 October 1944
  • Placed in service, as Alamingo (YTB-227), 19 February 1945 in the 7th Naval District
  • Reassigned to the 5th Naval District in 1947
  • Reassigned to the 3rd Naval District in 1956
  • Deactivated, date unknown
  • Reclassified Medium District Harbor Tug YTM-227 in February 1962
  • Struck from the Naval Register in September 1964
  • 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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    Algol 147k Alamingo (YTB-227) underway at Norfolk, VA., 30 March 1950, USS Algol (AKA-54) is moored pierside in the background.
    US Navy photo
    Kentucky 56k Alamingo (YTB-227), closest to camera, and Apohola (YTB-502), on the other side of the barge, move a large floating crane with the bow of the unfinished battleship Kentucky (BB-66) from Newport New, VA. to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA, circa May-June 1956. The bow from Kentucky was used to repair USS Wisconsin (BB-64) which was damaged in a collision, 6 May 1956.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-670850, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center

    Alamingo (YT / YTB / YTM-227)
    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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