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Evea (YT-458) (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Romeo - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Busy (Allaquippa) Class District Harbor Tug:
Contract awarded, 16 June 1941
Laid down in 1941 as the Lend-Lease Harbor Tug Resolute (BYT-5), for Britain, by General Motors and Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, date unknown
Completed in 1942
Acquired by the Royal Navy, commissioned HMT Resolute, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy, 16 May 1943 and placed in service Evea (YT-458)
During World War II Evea was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
Reclassified as Large Harbor Tug YTB-458, 15 May 1944
Placed out of service, 11 November 1944 and transferred under Lend-Lease to France, commissioned into the France navy as FNS Malabar
Returned to US custody in 1949
Transferred to the State Department for disposal, sold to France
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, FNS Malabar sank in 1967
Evea earned three battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 310 t. (lt)
Length 102' 2"
Draft 12' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
General Motors Diesel engine
single screw, 1000shp
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||Resolute (BYT-5) underway , 5 April 1942 during builders trials near her builders yard, Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works
Evea (YT / YTB-458)
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 13 June 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|