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Secota (YTM-415)
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.
    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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    Secota 77k 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.
    Robert Hurst
    Secota 105k 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.
    Robert Hurst

    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

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