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Lonoto (YTM-407)
Lonoto (YTB-407) (1945 - 1962)
USS Lonoto (YTB-407) (1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Yankee - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 24 February 1944, as YT-407 at Ira Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Named Lonoto, 13 April 1944
  • Reclassified Harbor Tug Large YTB-407, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 30 June 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy and commissioned USS Lonoto (YTB-407), 1 February 1945
  • Initially allocated to the Pacific Fleet
  • Decommissioned and placed in service and reallocated to the 12th Naval District at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA., circa late 1945
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-407 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 November 1974
    Displacement 237 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    Diesel engine
    single propeller, 1,200shp
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    Lonoto 100k Lonoto (YTM-407) moored pierside, Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA., circa 1962 or later.
    Photo courtesy, Ed Fulcher. and Paul Smith .
    Robert Hurst
    Lonoto 70k

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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