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Connewango (YTM-388)
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Connewango (YTB-388) (1944 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Foxtrot - Xray
NZFX
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


Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Authorized as Harbor Tug YT-388, date unknown
  • Reclassified Harbor Tug, Large YTB-388, 15 May 1944
  • Laid down in 1944 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Launched, 29 July 1944
  • Completed in November 1944
  • Allocated to the 3rd Naval District and placed in service as Connewango (YTB-388)
  • Reallocated to the 6th Naval District in 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1986
  • Final Disposition, sold to Gaelic Tugboat Co., Detroit, MI., renamed Shannon
    Specifications:
    Displacement 260 t.(lt)
    Length 101'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Connewango (YTM-388)
    Connewango 16k Connewango (YTM-388) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Howard Koch
    Connewango 30k Connewango (YTM-388) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Howard Koch
    Connewango 84k Connewango (YTM-388) underway through ice, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Howard Koch, US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    Connewango 85k Ex-Connewango (YTM-388) in commercial service as the Gaelic Tugboat Co. tug Shannon working on the Great Lakes, date unknown. Gaelic Tugboat Co. web site

    Connewango (YT-388 / YTB-388 / YTM-388)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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