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

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Xray - Alpha
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:
  • Built by Greenpoint Basin & Construction Co., Long Island, NY
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 26 August 1944
  • Placed in service as the Large Harbor Tug Iona (YTB-220), 02 February 1945
  • Allocated to the Fourteenth Naval District at Pearl Harbor, June 1945
  • Reassigned to duty at Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines, 1955
  • Reclassified Medium Harbor Tug YTM-220, February 1962
  • Accidentally sunk, June 1963
  • Deactivated and struck from the Naval Register, June 1963
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by burning
    Displacement 415 tons
    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 148k Photo postcard of Iona (YTB-220) bringing a load of visitors to the wreck of USS Arizona in the early 1950s. The present memorial was not opened until 1962. Dave Wright

    Iona (YTB / YTM-220)
    DANFS entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    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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    Last Updated 15 March 2019