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Wallacut (YTB-420) (1945 - 1962)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Bravo - Hotel
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Withdrawn from reserve and reactivated, 11 August 1950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.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||Wallacut (YTB-420) tied to a pier at Okinawa, circa September 1945.
Photo courtesy Paul Smith, US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site
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
Last Updated 21 August 2009
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