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Peshewah (YTB-281)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Xray - Sierra
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

Cato Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as YT-281, 27 March 1943, at Westergard Boat Works, Biloxi, MS.
  • Launched, 1 March 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-281, 15 May 1944
  • Placed in service, 2 August 1944, as Peshewah (YTB-281)
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 22 August 1956
  • Sold to Pacific Towboat and Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 397 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    single propeller, 900shp
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