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Nasomee (YTB-260)
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Nasomee (YT-260) (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Whiskey - Juliet
NXWJ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as the wooden-hull tug YT-260, 5 August 1943, by George W. Kneass Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 23 February 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-260 15 May 1944
  • Placed in service, 4 July 1944, as Nasomee (YTB-260) allocated to the 12th Naval District for service in Humboldt Bay and San Francisco Bay
  • Grounded, 13 April 1945, in San Francisco Bay
  • Refloated and repaired at Richmond, CA.
  • Declared surplus and placed out of service, 19 July 1946
  • Struck from the Navy Register, 31 August 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) for disposal, 18 December 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 400 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27' 0"
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 1,000shp
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    Nasomee 57k Nasomee (YTB-260) underway in San Francisco, Bay, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    Nasomee (YT-260 / YTB-260)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval 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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