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Dekanisora (YT-252) (1942 - 1944)
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"
Draft 12' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
General Motors Cleveland Div. Diesel engine
single screw, 1000shp
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||Dekanisora (YTB-252) tied to a pier, date and location unknown.
| HS Danaos (A427)
||Ex-Dekanisora (YTB-252) in Greek naval service as HS Danaos (A427), hauled out of the water, date and location unknown.
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
Last Updated 26 September 2014
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