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Chicomico (YTM-378)
Chicomico (YTB-378) (1944 - 1962)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as YT-378 in 1944 at Babcock & Wilcox Works, Gulfport, MS., completed at the General Motors Corp., yard, at Port Arthur, TX.
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-378, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 10 June 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service as Chicomico (YT-378) in 1944, assigned to Service Force, Pacific
  • Laid up in reserve and placed out of service in March 1946
  • Assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Withdrawn from reserve and reactivated in October 1957, allocated to the 6th Naval District
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-378 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 318 t.(fl)
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 25'
    Draft 10' 5"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament none
    Range 4,500 miles
    single screw, 1000shp

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    Chicomico 69k Chicomico (YTB-378) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst, courtesy Paul Smith, Webmaster U.S. Navy Harbor Tugs Boats web site

    Chicomico (YTB-378 / YTM-378)
    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
    Allaquippa Class Harbor Tug schematic
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