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YT-297 (1942 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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

Harbor Tug:
  • 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"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel-electric engine
    single propeller 300hp
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    YT-297 51k YTL-297 and sister YT-298, just after their launching on Lake Champlain, exact date unknown.
    Courtesy Michael Lalancet, Vermont Military Museum, Colchester, VT
    Michael Lalancet
    YT-297 129k Model of YTL-297 on display at Vermont Military Museum, Colchester, VT Michael Lalancet

    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

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