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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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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.
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50-cal machine guns
one Diesel engine
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Alamuchee (YTB-228) moored pierside at Naval Station New Orleans, date unknown.
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||Ex-Alamuchee (YTB-228) underway while in merchant service, date unknown.
||Fred Reep Jr.
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
Last Updated 25 April 2014
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