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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Hiawatha Class District Harbor Tug:
Built in 1943 as the Maritime Commission type VE-ME-A1 harbor tug Port Allen, (MC hull 438) by Canulette Shipbuilding Co., at Slidell, LA.
Launched in 1943
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission in 1943
Placed in service as District Harbor Tug YT-723, date unknown and location unknown
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-723, 15 May 1944
Placed out of service in 1945
Struck from the Naval Register in 1945
Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1945 for disposal, name reinstated
Sold by the Maritime Commission in 1945, To Crescent Towing & Salvage Co Inc., at New Orleans, LA., as Port Allen
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 237 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 16 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
Enterprise DMQ-8 Diesel engine
single propeller, 700shp
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
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