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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
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.
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 900shp
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 10 December 2010
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