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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 District Harbor Tug YT-283, 26 August 1943, at Westergard Boat Works, Biloxi, MS.
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-283, 15 May 1944
Launched, 23 May 1944
Completed 31 October 1944
Delivered to the US Navy and placed in service, 3 November 1944, as Pitchlynn (YTB-283)
Allocated to the 4th Naval District at Philadelphia, PA.
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in April 1960
Sold, 31 August 1960, to Rodney H. Dann at Philadelphia
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 397 t.
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
one Diesel engine
single propeller, 900shp
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||Ex-Pitchlynn (YTB-283) in commercial service as the tug Rodney H. Dann.
Photo by Dick Lund
|Courtesy Birk I Thomas, Administrator Tugboat Information.com
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
Tugboat Information.com - Rodney H. Dann
Last Updated 10 December 2010
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