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Pitchlynn (YTB-283)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Zulu - Delta
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.
    Length 110'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 900shp
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    Commercial Service
    Pitchlynn 40k Ex-Pitchlynn (YTB-283) in commercial service as the tug Rodney H. Dann.
    Photo by Dick Lund
    Courtesy Birk I Thomas, Administrator Tugboat

    Pitchlynn (YTB-283)
    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 - Rodney H. Dann
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