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Secota (YTB-415) (1945 - 1962)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Zulu - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 29 April 1944, at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD.
Launched, 4 August 1944
Completed, 13 March 1945
Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Secota (YTB-415), 23 December 1944
Allocated to the Pacific Fleet seeing service at Okinawa in August 1945, Tsingtao, China, in July 1946, replacing Anamosa (YTB-409) at Yokosuka, Japan, 20 August 1947, Hungnam and Pusan, Korea in 1950
and Sasebo, Japan
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-415 in February 1962
Final Disposition, sunk in collision, 22 March 1986, off Midway Island with USS Georgia (SSBN-729) See You Tube Video
Displacement 237 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||Secota (YTM-415) underway, probably, at Midway Island, date unknown.
Photo courtesy Paul Smith, US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site, contributed by Bill Mozingo.
||Secota (YTM-415) at her mooring, probably at Naval Station Midway, circa Christmas, year unknown. Note christmas star decoration on the top of the wheelhouse.
Photo courtesy Paul Smith, US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site.
Secota (YTB-415 / YTM-415)
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
Last Updated 5 March 2010
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