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Wallacut (YTM-420)
Wallacut (YTB-420) (1945 - 1962)

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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 14 August 1944, at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD.
  • Launched, 28 October 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Wallacut (YTB-420), 31 March 1945
  • Initially allocated to the Pacific Fleet at Okinawa arriving there, 3 September 1945, departing in June 1947
  • Placed out of service in reserve in August 1947 at Pearl Harbor
  • Withdrawn from reserve and reactivated, 11 August 1950
  • During the Korean War Wallacut was assigned to Korean waters, 16 to 27 November 1950
  • Wallacut although assigned to the 1st Fleet apparently continued to serve in the Far East until actually assigned to Commander Naval Forces Far East in 1960
  • Reassigned to the Pacific Fleet, circa 1961
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-420 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service in reserve in January 1973 at Guam
  • Struck from the Naval Register in June 1976
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 1 September 1976
    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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    Wallacut 77k Wallacut (YTB-420) tied to a pier at Okinawa, circa September 1945.
    Photo courtesy Paul Smith, US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site
    Robert Hurst

    Wallacut (YTB-420 / YTM-420)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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