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Sassaba (YTM-364)
Sassaba (YTB-364) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Echo - Oscar
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

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 24 February 1944, as District Harbor Tug YT-364 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Launched, 22 April 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-364, 15 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 22 September 1944, as Sassaba (YTB-364), assigned to the Submarine Base at New London, CT.
  • Reassigned to Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in the summer of 1945
  • Resumed duties at New London, in September 1945, providing tug service in the Thames River, Fisher's Island, and Block Island Sound areas
  • Changed homeport to Naval Station Newport, R.I., date unknown, providing tug service in the Narragansett Bay area
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-364 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Disposed of by Navy sale, 30 March 1987
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 345 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel-electric engine
    single propeller 1,200shp
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    Sassaba 79k Sassaba (YTB-364) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Sassaba 134k Sassaba (YTB-364) eases a navy leased floating drydock into its berth at General Electric Corps. Electric Boat Division at Groton, CT. in 1958. Tommy Trampp

    Sassaba (YTB-364 / YTM-364)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval 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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