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Tavibo (YTB-276)
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Tavibo (YT-276) (1942 - 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Romeo - Quebec
NYRQ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Harry A. Marvel & Company, Newburgh NY (YN 227)
  • Laid down as the steel-hulled steam tug Thomas A. Meseck (ON 241922) for Mesick Towing & Transportation, 1942
  • Launched, 1942
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 22 June 1942
  • Renamed Tavibo (YT-276), 04 July 1942
  • Placed in service at New York, 04 July 1942
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-276, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, 30 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 09 July 1947, for disposal
  • Commercial Service
    Returned to Meseck Towing as Thomas A. Meseck, 1947
    Sold to Moran Towing, New York, NY, renamed Elizabeth Moran, 1953
    Sold to Baker-Whiteley Towing Co., Balitmore, MD, renamed Brittania, 1955
    Acquired by McAllister Towing when they bought Baker-Whiteley, 1980
  • Final disposition, scrapped at Sparrows Point, MD, 2005
    Specifications:
    Displacement 240 tons
    Length 104'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 11' 6"
    Speed 13kts
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one steam engine
    single propeller, 1000shp

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    Tavibo 69k Ex-Tavibo (YTB-276) in service as the Baker-Whitely tug Brittania alongside an unidentified naval vessel, date and location unknown.
    Phot by Harold E. Teal, courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    Tavibo 67k Ex-Tavibo (YTB-276) in service as the Baker-Whitely tug Brittania, date and location unknown.
    Phot by Harold E. Teal, courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    Tavibo 96k Ex-Tavibo (YTB-276) in service as the McAllister tug Brittania, date and location unknown.
    Phot by Harold E. Teal, courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst

    Tavibo (YT-276 / YTB-276)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command website
    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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