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Satago (YTM-414)
Satago (YTB-414) (1945 - 1962)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 29 April 1944, at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD.
  • Launched, 14 July 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Satago (YTB-414), 27 November 1944, allocated to the 5th Naval District
  • Reassigned to the Pacific Fleet in February 1945, by the end of May she was at Ulithi moving on to Leyte P.I. in mid-June
  • Following World War II Satago performed occupation duty, including China service from 9 October 1945 to 1 September 1947. In October 1945 she moved via Okinawa to Shanghai, Sasebo and Tsingtao finally returning to the Philippines in September 1947
  • Reassigned during the Korean War to Yokosuka in February 1951
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-414 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 May 1976
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 21 January 1977
    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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    Satago 129k Satago (YTM-414) underway off Naval Base Yokosuka, Japan, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collection of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec

    Satago (YTB-414 / YTM-414)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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