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Dekanawida (YTB-334)
Dekanawida (YT-334) (1942 - 1944)
USAMP Colonel George Armistead (1904 - 1930)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Bravo - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down in 1904 for the US Army as the Mineplanter USAMP Colonel George Armistead by Neafie & Levy Ship & Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, PA.
  • Delivered to the US Army in 1904
  • Decommissioned by the US Army and sold for commercial service, circa 1930s
  • Purchased by Foss Towing and Barge Co., Portland, OR. renamed Agnes Foss
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 2 November 1942, and placed in service as Dekanawida (YT-334), assigned to the 14th Naval District
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug (Large) YTB-334, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Returned to Foss Towing and Barge Co. in 1946, name reverted to Agnes Foss
  • Sold in 1972 to a Philippines Co., renamed Celtic
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 142'
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 14' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 1,500shp

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    Size Image Description Source
    Commercial Service
    Dekanawida 44k Agnes Foss underway in Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA., date unknown. Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, University of Washington Digital Libraries Collection
    Dekanawida (YT-334)
    Dekanawida 144k Dekanawida (YT-344) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Stan Svec

    Dekanawida (YT-334 / YTB-334)
    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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    Last Updated 10 July 2009