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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:
  • 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.
    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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