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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)
Speed 12 kts.
one Diesel-electric engine
single propeller 1,200shp
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||Sassaba (YTB-364) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
||Sassaba (YTB-364) eases a navy leased floating drydock into its berth at General Electric Corps. Electric Boat Division at Groton, CT. in 1958.
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
Last Updated 4 May 2012
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