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YT-718 (1944)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built in 1944 as Port Hayward, a Maritime Commission type (V2-M-AL1) hull (wood), under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 157) at Eureka Shipbuilding Co., Fields Landing, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission in 1944
  • Placed in service as District Harbor Tug YT-718, date unknown, at Naval Supply Center, Oakland, CA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-718, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service in 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947 for disposal
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission in 1947, named Limpiar VI
  • Sold in 1951 to California Salvage Co., Los Angeles
  • Sold in 1965 Northern Group, Juneau, AK., in 1964
  • Sold, date unknown, to a tow boat co in Seward, AK., date unknown
  • Repowered and converted to a crabber
  • Reprocessed by US Marshall service, date unknown
  • Towed onto the beach at Homer, AK., vandalized and eventually broken up
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 90 t.
    Length 66'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion White-Superior Diesel engine
    single propeller, 240shp
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    YTL-718 99k YTL-718 on the quay wall at Navy Yard Mare Island, 8 November 1945.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 7032-45.
    Darryl Baker
    Commercial Service
    YTL-718 35k Tug Limpiar VI (ex-US Navy YTL-718) getting her marine survey at San Pedro, CA. prior to purchase by the Northern Corporation in 1964.
    Photo courtesy Pete Bowdish Northern Corporation President.
    Hans van der Ster,
    YTL-718 57k Limpiar VI moored at Seldovia, AK, circa 1964.
    Photo courtesy Pete Bowdish Northern Corporation President.
    Hans van der Ster,

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-718 / YTL-718 at NavSource
    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
    Tug Limpiar VI and Northern Corporation
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