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Menoquet (YT-256) (1943- 1944)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down as YT-256, 11 September 1943, by Anderson & Cristofani, San Francisco, CA.
Named Menoquet, 5 January 1944
Launched, 5 February 1944
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-256 15 May 1944
Allocated to the Service Force South Pacific Fleet
Delivered and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 7 June 1944, as Menoquet (YTB-256)
Transferred to the 7th Fleet, 1 May 1945
Returning to Pearl Harbor at the conclusion of World War II, Menoquet was ordered disposed of in March 1946
Disposal orders canceled in August 1946 and Menoquet was allocated the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1959
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 400 t.
Beam 27' 0"
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
one Diesel engine
single propeller 1,000shp
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||Menoquet (YTB-256) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the US Naval Memorial.
||Menoquet (YTB-256) underway in the South Pacific, circa 1944.
US Navy photo courtesy Dave Spencer, BMCM, USCG (Retired), via the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS).
Menoquet (YT-256 / YTB-256)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval 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 25 April 2011
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