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Tensaw (YTM-418)
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.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel engine, single screw, 1,200shp

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    Hisada 116k 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 97k 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.
    Stan Svec

    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

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