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Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 18 April 1944, by Greenport Basin & Construction Co., Long Island, N.Y.
Launched, 24 March 1945
Placed in service, 24 March 1945, as Anacot (YTB-253), at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Assigned to Service Force Pacific, Service Squadron Seven in the Philippines
Declared in excess and scheduled for disposal, but was found suitable to act as a fire boat in the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor
Placed out of service in reserve in October 1958
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 410 t.
Beam 27' 0"
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
one Diesel engine
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||USS Iowa (BB-61) underway in Pearl Harbor with an escort of harbor tugs, while en route to the U.S. at the end of her Korean War combat tour. The middle tug is Anacot (YTB-253).
US Navy photo # NH 44539 from the collections of the US Navy History and Heritage Command.
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 5 June 2009
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