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Chepanoc (YTM-381)
Chepanoc (YTB-381) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
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  • Withdrawn from Reserve and reactivated in October 1957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"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Chepanoc 150k Chepanoc (YTM-381) at Naval Station Newport, R.I., 2 May 1967. ©Richard Leonhardt
    Chepanoc 86k 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) ©Richard Leonhardt
    Chepanoc 73k Chepanoc (YTM-381) tied up to a barge date and location unknown.
    Photo © Richard Leonhardt.
    Robert Hurst
    Chepanoc 58k 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.
    Stan Svec

    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
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