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Tuscola (YTB-280)
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.
    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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