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Watseka (YTM-387)
Watseka (YTB-387) (1944 - 1962)
Watseka (YT-387) (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Echo - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down in 1943 at Ira Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Purchased in 1943 by the US Navy
  • Launched in 1943
  • Placed in service in 1943 as Watseka (YT-387), allocated to the 8th Naval District at New Orleans
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-387, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service in reserve in 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Reclassified Harbor Tug Medium YTM-387, in February 1962
  • Sold, 1 July 1972
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Displacement 218 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion, Diesel, single propeller, 805shp

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    Watseka (YTB-387)
    Watseka 455k Watseka (YTB-387) crew, Saipan, Marianas Islands, 1946 Edward Krueger
    Watseka 381k Unidentified Chief Petty Officer craftmaster of Watseka (YTB-387), Saipan, Marianas Islands, 1946 Edward Krueger

    Watseka (YT-387 / YTB-387 / YTM-387)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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