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Panameta (YTM-402)
ex
Panameta (YTB-402) (1945 - 1962)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Yankee - Delta
NAYD
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:
  • Built by Gibbs Gas Engine Corp., Jacksonville, FL
  • Laid down, 22 September 1944
  • Launched, 27 February 1945
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service, as Panameta (YTB-402), 8 June 1945
  • Panameta was allocated to the 17th Naval District in Alaska, Naval Station Adak
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-402 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 July 1977
  • Acquired by a local resident of Adak, Ak and renamed Cindy Lee (ON 597271)
  • Renamed Cindy, date unknown
  • Acquired by Western Towboat, Seattle, WA, rebuilt with two diesels and renamed Ocean Mariner, date unknown
  • Acquired by Salmon Tug and Barge Lines, Seattle, WA, renamed Caleb, date unknown
  • Acquired by Brian Farcy, Ward Cove, AK, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, Active
    Specifications:
    Displacement 345 tons
    Length 100'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 14
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    Cleveland 278A diesel engine
    single propeller, 1,200shp
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    Panameta 33k Panameta (YTB-402) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy Mike Jones and National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 45k Panameta (YTB-402) underway off her homeport of Attu, AK., circa 1945.
    Photo, courtesy Joe Surette and National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 34k Panameta (YTB-402) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy either Mike Jones or Jim Walker and Paul Smith of US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 61k Panameta (YTB-402) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy either Mike Jones or Jim Walker and Paul Smith of US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 38k Panameta (YTB-402) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy Paul Smith of US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 86k Panameta (YTB-402) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy either Mike Jones or Jim Walker and Paul Smith of US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 99k Panameta (YTB-402) drydocked, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy either Mike Jones or Jim Walker and Paul Smith of US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 82k Panameta (YTB-402) maneuvering a non-self propelled water barge (YWN) alongside a pier, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy Paul Smith of US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    Panameta 34k ex-Panameta (YTB-402) in commercial service as Ocean Mariner, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Miner, courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 50k ex-Panameta (YTB-402) in commercial service as Caleb, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Ric Shrewsbury, courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    Panameta 35k ex-Panameta (YTB-402) in commercial service as Caleb, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Ric Shrewsbury, courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst

    Panameta (YTB-402 / YTM-402)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command website
    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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