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Iona (YTB-220) (1944 - 1962)
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:
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
Displacement 415 t.
Speed 12 kts.
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
Last Updated 1 March 2013
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