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Taconnet (YTM-417)
Taconnet (YTB-417) (1945 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
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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.
    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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    Taconnet (YTB-417)
    Taconnet 81k Taconnet (YTB-417) securing to a dock, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collection of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    Commercial Service
    Taconnet 110k 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

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