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Topawa (YTB-419) (1945 - 1962)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Bravo - Foxtrot
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 in 1944, at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD.
Launched, 14 October 1944
Completed, 13 March 1945
Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Topawa (YTB-419), 24 March 1945
Initially allocated to the 1st Fleet, on the west coast
Forward deployed in the Pacific in March 1946 the central Pacific, Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands
Assigned to Naval Station Guam in 1947
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-419 in February 1962
Reassigned to the Pacific Fleet in 1966
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in September 1975
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 July 1977
Displacement 237 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,200shp
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 21 August 2009
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