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Penacook (YTB-279)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Victor - Charlie
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

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.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    single propeller, 900shp
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    Penacook 76k Penacook (YTB-279) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    Penacook (YTB-279)
    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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