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Pitamakan (YTB-403) (1945 - 1962)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Yankee - Foxtrot
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, 6 November 1944, as YTB-403 at Gibbs Gas Engine Corp., Jacksonville, FL.
Launched, 29 June 1945
Delivered to the Navy and placed in service, as Pitamakan (YTB-403) in 1945
Initially allocated to the 13th Naval District at Seattle, WA.
Reallocated to the 12th Naval District at Mare Island Navy Yard, date unknown
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR. in March 1946
Withdrawn from reserve and allocated to the 8th Naval District at Charleston, S.C. in July 1953
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-403 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 1981
Displacement 345 t.
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||Pitamakan (YTB-403) alongside USS Tuna (SS-203) off Mare Island, 22 September 1945. Photo from the edition of the Vallejo Times-Herald. Sperry Mill is located directly across the Napa River from Mare Island and the housing on the hill to
the left is federal housing built in late1941.
||US Navy photo by Bill Platt, Vallejo Times-Herald staff photographer, courtesy of Darryl Baker & CAPT. Bob Decesari, USNR - CO, Navsea Unit 103.
||Panameta (YTB-402) underway, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy, Rudy Williamson, Darryl L. Baker and Paul Smith .
View the Pitamakan (YTB-403 / YTM-403)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable to this Vessel
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 7 August 2009
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|