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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down as Harbor District Tug YT-279, 30 April 1943, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
Launched, 5 June 1944
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-279, 15 May 1944
Completed and delivered, 26 September 1944
Placed in service as Penacook (YTB-279)
Allocated to the 4th Naval District at Philadelphia, PA.
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in 1961
Final Disposition, sold 1961, fate unknown
Displacement 397 t.
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 900shp
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||Penacook (YTB-279) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
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
Last Updated 25 April 2011
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