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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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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.
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Achigan (YTB-218) alongside an unidentified ship, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo for the US Navy Memorial collection.
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
Last Updated 8 April 2011
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