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Iona (YTM-220)
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Iona (YTB-220) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Xray - Alpha
NUXA
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)


District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as the wooden-hulled harbor tug YT-220, date unknown, at Greenpoint Basin & Construction Co., Long Island, N.Y.
  • Launched, 26 August 1944
  • Placed in service, 26 December 1944, as the Large Harbor Tug Iona (YTB-220)
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District, at Honolulu, T.H.
  • Reassigned to duty at Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines in 1955
  • Reclassified Medium Harbor Tug YTM-220 in February 1962
  • Accidentally sunk in June 1963
  • Deactivated and struck from the Naval Register, June 1963
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by burning
    Specifications:
    Displacement 415 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw 1,000shp

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    Iona (YTB / YTM-220)
    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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