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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:
  • 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
    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 152k Menatonon (YTB-254) underway in San Francisco Bay, 14 September 1944.
    National Archives photo 19-N-79531
    Mike Green

    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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