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Sonnicant (YTB-416) (1945 - 1962)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Alpha - Bravo
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, 20 April 1944, at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Sonnicant (YTB-416), 2 February 1945
Assigned to the Pacific Fleet Service Force, Balboa, Panama Canal Zone in March 1945
Reassigned to the 14th Naval District, 4 July 1945, Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Transferred to the 19th Fleet for inactivation overhaul, 4 April 1946
Placed out of service, 14 October 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, CA.
Reactived in June 1951, assigned to the 11th Naval District at Port Hueneme, CA.
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-416 in February 1962
Placed out of service in 1972
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1972
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 July 1972 to Cummings Boat Co., Tacoma, WA.
Displacement 237 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,200shp
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Sonnicant (YTB-416 / YTM-416)
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 25 April 2011
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