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Neokautah (YTB-284)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Alpha - Juliet
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, 10 September 1943, as District Harbor Tug YT-284 at Westergard Boat Works, Biloxi, MS.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-284, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 22 July 1944
  • Completed 31 October 1944
  • Delivered to the US Navy and placed in service, 24 November 1944, as Neokautah (YTB-284)
  • Allocated to the 8th Naval District at New Orleans, LA.
  • Reassigned to Orange, TX., in 1951
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in 1959
  • Sold in May 1960 to Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co.
  • 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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    Neokautah 76k Neokautah (YTB-284) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    Neokautah (YTB-284)
    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

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