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Menatonon (YT-254) (1944)
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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
Chaska Class District Harbor Tug:
Built by W.F. Stone & Son, Oakland, CA
Laid down as District Harbor Tug Menatonon (YT-254), 01 November 1943
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-254, 15 May 1944
Launched, 16 May 1944
Placed in service as Menatonon (YTB-254), 24 August 1944
Assigned to 11th Naval District at San Diego, 1944 - 1960
Placed in service in reserve in August 1946
Redesignated active in service in May 1947
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 01 June 1960
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 410 tons
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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||Menatonon (YTB-254) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
||Menatonon (YTB-254) underway in San Francisco Bay, 14 September 1944.
National Archives photo 19-N-79531
Menatonon (YT-254 / YTB-254)
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 2011
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