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Mecosta (YTM-392)
Mecosta (YTB-392) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Juliet - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Contracted as YT-392, 7 April 1941
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-392, 15 May 1944
  • Laid down, 13 September 1944, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Launched, 28 October 1944
  • Placed in service as Mecosta (YTB-392), 20 January 1945 allocated to Service Squadron One, Service Force, Atlantic Fleet
  • Reassigned to Naval Operating Base at Bermuda in March 1946
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-391 1 February 1962
  • Reassigned to the Atlantic Fleet, based at Norfolk, VA. in March 1965
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, dates unknown
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for commercial service, 1 July 1981
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 237 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 10
    Armamenttwo .50 cal. machine guns
    single propeller, 1,200shp
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    Mecosta 72k Ex-Mecosta (YTB-392) underway as the civilian tug R. Marcel Roy, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst, courtesy Conrad Roy via Bill Mozinga and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tugs webmaster

    Mecosta (YTB-392 / YTM-392)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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