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Kabout (YTB-221)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Victor - Pap
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

Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as harbor tug YT-221, date unknown, at Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, N.C.
  • Launched, December 1943
  • Reclassified as Large Harbor Tug YTB-221, 15 May 1944
  • Placed in service, 3 July 1944, as the Large Harbor Tug Kabout (YTB-221)
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Deactivated and struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1959
  • Sold to Ships, Inc., Norfolk, VA., 7 August 1959
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 415 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw 1,000shp

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    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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