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Anacot (YTB-253)

International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

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.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27' 0"
    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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    Anacot 139k 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.
    Robert Hurst

    Anacot (YTB-253)
    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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