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YT-723 (1944)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
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.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 14
    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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