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Kittaton (YTM-406)
Kittaton (YTB-406) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
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.
    Length 10'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    General LeRoy Eltinge 90k 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
    US Naval Historical Center
    YF-866 209k Kodiak (YF-866), 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

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