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Kittaton (YTB-406) (1944 - 1962)
November - Alpha - Yankee - Lima
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
Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down as YT-406 at Ira Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-406, 15 May 1944
Launched, 30 June 1944
Delivered to the Navy in December 1944
Placed in service as Kittaton (YTB-406), Officer in Charge, ENS. T. J. Barfield in command
Allocated to Service Forces, Pacific Fleet, assigned to Apra Guam, Marianas Islands, arriving in June 1945
Reassigned to Naval Base Sasebo, Japan in February 1947
Assigned to Naval Base Subic Bay, date unknown
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-406 in February 1962
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of, 23 April 1987, sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping
Displacement 238 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||Kittaton (YTB-406) and a Navy patrol craft escort General LeRoy Eltinge (T-AP 154) as she leaves Sasebo, Japan, en route to the U.S. with over 1500 Korean War Army veterans on board, 30 April 1951.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-428659, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
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YFR-888, Kittaton (YTM-406) and an unidentified tug laid up at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, circa 1981. Note that "YF-888" has been photo shopped onto the stern of Kodiak.
||Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
Kittaton (YT-406 / YTB-406 / YTM-406)
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
Last Updated 2 March 2012
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