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Achigan (YTB-218)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Victor - 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, 23 July 1943, as the wooden-hulled harbor tug YT-218, at W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MA.
  • Redesignated large harbor tug YTB-218, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 4 October 1944
  • Placed in service, 9 January 1945, as Achigan (YTB-218)
  • Allocated to the 4th Naval District at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Reallocated in 1956 to the 6th Naval District at Charleston, S.C.
  • Deactivated in 1957
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1957
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in 1957, 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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    Achigan 77k Achigan (YTB-218) alongside an unidentified ship, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo for the US Navy Memorial collection.
    Stan Svec

    Achigan (YTB-218)
    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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