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Menatonon (YTB-254)
Menatonon (YT-254) (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Quebec - Mike
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:
  • Laid down, 1 November 1943, as District Harbor Tug Menatonon (YT-254) by William F. Stone & Co., Oakland, CA.
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-254, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 16 May 1944
  • Placed in service, 24 August 1944 , as Menatonon (YTB-254), allocated to the 11th Naval District at San Diego, CA.
  • Redesignated in service in reserve in August 1946, while assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet, at San Diego
  • Redesignated active in service in May 1947, allocated to the 11th Naval District
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1960
  • 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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    Menatonon 47k Menatonon (YTB-254) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    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

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