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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.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts
Armamenttwo .50 cal. machine guns
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||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
Last Updated 5 May 2009
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