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Cahto (YTB-215)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Whiskey - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as the wooden-hulled harbor tug YT-215, date unknown, at W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MA.
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1944 and placed in service as the Large Harbor Tug Cahto (YTB-215)
  • Allocated to the 3rd Naval District at New York
  • Reallocated, 5 July 1956 to the 6th Naval District at Charleston, S.C.
  • Deactivated, 6 May 1957
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1957
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 410 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    single propeller, 1,000shp
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    Cahto 83k Cahto (YTB-215) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial collection.
    Stan Svec

    Cahto (YTB-215)
    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

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