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YT-297 (1942 - 1944)
November - Zulu - November - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built by Donovan Contracting Co., Shelburne, VT
Laid down, date unknown
Launched, date unknown
Placed in service at New York Navy Yard, 31 July 1943
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-297, 15 May 1944
During World War 2 was assigned to 7th Naval District at NOB Key West
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold to Coastal Service Co., Port Lavaca, TX, as J.T. Stellman (ON 261794), 1951
Resold to Turning Basin Towing, Houston, TX, 1950s
Final disposition, scrapped 1962
Length 66' 2"
Beam 17' 6"
Draft 6' 8"
one Diesel-electric engine
single propeller 300hp
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||YTL-297 and sister YT-298, just after their launching on Lake Champlain, exact date unknown.
Courtesy Michael Lalancet, Vermont Military Museum, Colchester, VT
||Model of YTL-297 on display at Vermont Military Museum, Colchester, VT
There is no DANFS history available for YT-297 / YTL-297 available at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 16 May 2016
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