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Taconnet (YTB-417) (1945 - 1962)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Bravo - 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, 23 May 1944, at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD.
Launched, 4 August 1944
Completed 10 February 1945
Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Taconnet (YTB-417), 13 February 1945
Allocated to the 14th Naval District, Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Placed out of service in May 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Reactived in February 1951, assigned to the advanced bases Pacific area
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-417 in February 1962
Reassigned to the 11th Naval District, circa 1969-70
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of by Navy sale, 1 August 1986
Displacement 237 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||Taconnet (YTB-417) securing to a dock, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collection of the US Navy Memorial
||Ex-Taconnet (YTB-417) now named Silver King moored at Deep Bay, B.C., Canada, 21 February 2015,
with what appears to be a group of abandoned vessels.
||Photo by Dirk Septer
Taconnet (YTB-417 / YTM-417)
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 6 March 2015
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