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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Harbor Tug:
  • Built in 1942 as the harbor tug Southwind by Lester F. Alexander, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched in 1942
  • Completed, 3 February 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 7 February 1943
  • Placed in service as the unnamed harbor tug YT-243 in 1943 allocated to the 8th Naval District at New Orleans
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-243 in 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 5 August 1947, for disposal
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission, date unknown, to Harry Allsman Inc., New Orleans, re-documented Southwind O.N 242497
  • Renamed Daisy McDermott, after Allsman Inc. sold out to J. Ray McDermott in 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 63 t. (gross)
    Length 63' 3"
    Beam 17' 1"
    Draft 8' 1"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Atlas Diesel, single propeller 400shp

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    YT-243 261k YT-243 moored pierside, probably at Naval Station New Orleans, circa 1943. Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-243 / YTM-243 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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