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Menoquet (YTB-256)
Menoquet (YT-256) (1943- 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Sierra - Victor
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.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27' 0"
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller 1,000shp
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    Menoquet 37k Menoquet (YTB-256) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Naval Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Menoquet 69k 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).
    Robert Hurst

    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

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