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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
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"
Propulsion Atlas Diesel, single propeller 400shp
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||YT-243 moored pierside, probably at Naval Station New Orleans, circa 1943.
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
Last Updated 23 May 2014
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