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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Yankee - Alpha
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

YTL-355 was transferred to France, renamed Pélican
Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down in 1943, as Alamo at Staten Island Shipbuilding, Port Richmond, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YT-355 in 1943-44 allocated to the 15th Naval District at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-355, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Laid up in reserve, location unknown
  • Transferred to France in 1953, to serve in French-Indochina, named Pélican
  • Returned to US Navy custody in 1956, and subsequently transferred to an Allied navy, (South Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Republic of China, Thailand, Philippines, etc.)
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1957
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 102' 3"
    Beam 26' 6"
    Draft 4' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller 320shp

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    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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