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Chepanoc (YTB-381) (1944 - 1962)
November - Quebec - Foxtrot - Bravo
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-381 in 1944 at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc., Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, date unknown
Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-381, 15 May 1944
Placed in service circa as Chepanoc (YTB-381) at Port Arthur, TX., in 1944
Allocated to Service Force, Pacific Fleet
Placed out of service in March 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Withdrawn from Reserve and reactivated in October 1957
Assigned to the 1st Naval District at Naval Station Newport, R.I.
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-381 in February 1962
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping. 5 May 1987
Displacement 206 t.
Length 102' 2"
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 13 kts.
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Chepanoc (YTM-381) at Naval Station Newport, R.I., 2 May 1967.
||Chepanoc (YTM-381) underway off Naval Station Newport, R.I. in November 1967. Moored at the pier are the Auxiliary Tug USS Penobscot (ATA-188), and the Destroyer Escorts USS Koelsch (DE-1049) and USS Van Voorhis (DE-1028)
||Chepanoc (YTM-381) tied up to a barge date and location unknown.
Photo © Richard Leonhardt.
||Chepanoc (YTM-381) working alongside and unidentified ship at Naval Station Newport, R.I., date unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
Chepanoc (YTB-381 / YTM-381)
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
Last Updated 5 April 2015
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