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Watseka (YTB-387) (1944 - 1962)
Watseka (YT-387) (1943 - 1944)
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.
Speed 11 kts.
Propulsion, Diesel, single propeller, 805shp
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||Watseka (YTB-387) crew, Saipan, Marianas Islands, 1946
||Unidentified Chief Petty Officer craftmaster of Watseka (YTB-387), Saipan, Marianas Islands, 1946
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
Last Updated 22 July 2011
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