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Tensaw (YTB-418) (1962 - 1976)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Bravo - Delta
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, Large:
Laid down, 8 August 1944, at Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD.
Launched, 11 October 1944
Delivered and placed in service, as Tensaw (YTB-418), 8 March 1945, allocated to the Pacific Fleet
Reporting for duty with the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, 14 May 1945
Forward deployed to the Marianas in June 1945
During the Korean War Tensaw was reassigned to Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan after arriving, 7 February 1951
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-418, 1 February 1962
Placed out of service (inactivated) and struck from the Naval Register in July 1967
Final Disposition, disposed of in support of fleet training exercises, 1 February 1987
Displacement 260 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
Propulsion Diesel engine, single screw, 1,200shp
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||Stern view of Hisada (YTB-518) with Tensaw (YTB-418 alongside while moored pierside at Harbor Masters Office Naval Base Yokosuka, Japan, circa 1953-55.
||Louis N. Murray BM3 YW-86 for D.L. Pruden DCC USN Ret. YTB-518
||Tensaw (YTB-418) underway, date and location unknown. In the distant background is USS Southerland (DD-743).
US Navy photo from the collection of the US Navy Memorial.
Tensaw (YTB-418 / YTM-418)
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
US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
Last Updated 6 May 2011
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