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Nawona (YTB-261)
Nawona (YT-261) (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Yankee - Delta
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.
    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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    Nawona 75k Nawona (YTB-261) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    Nawona (YTB-261)
    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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