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Minniska (YTM-408)
Minniska (YTB-408) (1945 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Yankee - Papa
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, 9 March 1944, as YT-408 at Ira Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Reclassified Harbor Tug Large YTB-408, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 31 July 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Minniska (YTB-408), 1 March 1945
  • Initially allocated to the Pacific Fleet, at Naval Station Midway, Island
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-408 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 December 1976
    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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    Minniska 78k Minniska (YTM-408) underway with a barge on her hip in Apra Harbor, Guam, circa 1971. Tug Base Guam, consisted of;
    Minniska (YTM-408),
    Anamosa (YTM-409),
    Topawa (YTM-419),
    Nogalesen (YTB-777)
    Ketchikan (YTB-795) and
    Saco (YTB-796). Photo courtesy of Jack Leslie and Paul Smith .
    Robert Hurst

    View the Minniska (YTB-408 / YTM-408)
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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