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Dekanisora (YTB-252)
Dekanisora (YT-252) (1942 - 1944)
Intent (BYT-4)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Oscar - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Dekanisora (YTB-252) was transferred to Greece and renamed Danaos (A427)
Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug: District Harbor Tug:
  • Contract awarded, 16 June 1941
  • Laid down in 1941 as the Lend-Lease Harbor Tug Intent (BYT-4), for Britain, by General Motors and Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 12 March1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown, as Dekanisora (YT-252)
  • Allocated to the 1st Naval District at Boston
  • Reclassified as Large Harbor Tug YTB-252, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 December 1985
  • Transferred to Greece, date unknown, renamed HS Danaos (A427)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 310 t. (lt)
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 12' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    General Motors Cleveland Div. Diesel engine
    single screw, 1000shp

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    Dekanisora (YTB-252)
    Dekanisora 93k Dekanisora (YTB-252) tied to a pier, date and location unknown. Fred Reep
    HS Danaos (A427)
    Dekanisora 263k Ex-Dekanisora (YTB-252) in Greek naval service as HS Danaos (A427), hauled out of the water, date and location unknown. Fred Reep

    Dekanisora (YT-252)
    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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