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Tuscola (YT-280) (1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Whiskey - Bravo
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 YT-280, in winter 1943, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
Launched, date unknown
Completed and delivered in April 1944
Placed in service, 28 April 1944, as Tuscola (YT-280)
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-280, 15 May 1944
Allocated to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco, CA.
Reallocated to the 1st Naval District, Boston, MA. in the spring of 1946
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in 1963
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 397 t.
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 900shp
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DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 19 November 2010
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