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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
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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, 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.
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
one Diesel engine
single propeller, 900shp
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||Neokautah (YTB-284) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
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
Last Updated 25 April 2011
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