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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YTL-437 was transferred to France, renamed Cygne
Laid down in 1943, at Bellingham Iron Works, Inc., Bellingham, WA.
Launched in 1943
Placed in service as YT-437 in 1943-44 allocated to the 11th Naval District at San Diego, CA.
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-437, date unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Laid up in reserve, location unknown
Transferred to France in 1953, to serve in French-Indochina, named Cygne
Returned to US Navy custody in 1956, and subsequently transferred to an Allied navy, (South Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Republic of China, Thailand, Philippines, etc.)
Struck from the Naval Register in 1957
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Length 66' 2"
Draft 4' 11"
Propulsion Diesel-electric reduction drive, single propeller 320shp
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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 28 January 2011
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