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YTB-342 (1944 - 1962)
YT-342 (1942 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Lima - Lima
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

Maritime Commission Type V2-ME-A1 Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as Port Kent under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 451) at Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N. Y.
  • Launched, 23 December 1942
  • Delivered to the Navy, 15 February 1943
  • Placed in service as Oratamin (YT-347) and allocated to the 10th Naval District, at Naval Station San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-347, 15 May 1944
  • Reassigned to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA. in 1952
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-347 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 218 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    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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