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Alamuchee (YTB-228)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Xray - Echo
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, 3 July 1944, as the District Harbor Tug Alamuchee (YT-228) at Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, N.J.
  • Reclassified Large District Harbor Tug YTB-228, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 12 February 1945
  • Placed in service, as Alamuchee (YTB-228), 4 May 1945 in the 8th Naval District at New Orleans, LA.
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in April 1960
  • Transferred to the state of Louisiana in August 1960, operated by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans as a firefighting tug until 1965
  • Sold at public auction by the state of Louisiana to Mr. George W. Whiteman, 9 August 1965
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 410 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50-cal machine guns
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Alamuchee (YTB-228)
    Alamuchee 48k Alamuchee (YTB-228) moored pierside at Naval Station New Orleans, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Fred Reep Jr.
    Merchant Service
    Alamuchee 59k Ex-Alamuchee (YTB-228) underway while in merchant service, date unknown. Fred Reep Jr.

    Alamuchee (YTB-228)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy 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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