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Nawona (YT-261) (1944)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down as District Harbor Tug YT-261, in April 1944, by J. Al. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA.
named Nawona, and redesignated District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-261, 15 May 1944
Launched, 15 June 1944
Placed in service, date unknown, as Nawona (YTB-261) allocated to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco, CA.
Placed out of service in 1963
Struck from the Navy Register in September 1964
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 400 t.
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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||Nawona (YTB-261) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
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
Last Updated 25 April 2011
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