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Sakarissa (YTB-269) (1944-1962)
Sakarissa (YT-269) (1943-1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Lima - Xray
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
Hiawatha Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 13 April 1942, as the Maritime Commission type VE-ME-A1 harbor tug Port Madison, (MC hull 436) by Birchfield Boiler Co., Inc., Tacoma, WA.
Launched 14 July 1942
Designated to the US Navy, 4 July 1942, renamed Sakarissa
Delivered to the Maritime Commission and transferred to the US Navy, 12 April 1943
Placed in service, 26 April 1943, as Sakarissa (YT-269)
Assigned to assist in the assembly and towing of USS ABSD-1 to Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides Islands, arriving 2 October 2943
Redesignated large harbor tug YTB-269, 15 May 1944
Arrived with USS ABSD-1 at Samar, Philippine Islands, in spring 1945
Mid-April 1946 Sakarissa departed the Philippines for the US via the Marshall Islands and Pearl Harbor, reaching San Francisco, 22 August 1946
Redesignated medium harbor tug YTM-269 in February 1962
Place out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 15 January 1974
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for further service with the Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, CA.
Current Disposition, purchased by Mr. Harold Elliott, undergoing restoration
Displacement 237 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 16 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
Enterprise DMQ-8 Diesel engine
single propeller, 700shp
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||Ex-Sakarissa (YTM-269) moored on the Columbia River at Portland, OR., 2 July 2011.
||Photo by Lyn Topinka
Sakarissa (YT-269 / YTB-269 / YTM-269)
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
Old Tacoma Marine Inc.- tugboat Sakarissa
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 16 March 2012
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