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Windigo (YTM-421)
Windigo (YTB-421) (1945 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Bravo - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 17 August 1944, at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD.
  • Launched, 28 October 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Windigo (YTB-421), 6 April 1945
  • Initially allocated to the Pacific Fleet's, 1st Fleet
  • Reassigned to the western Pacific in 1946, temporarily at the Operating Base Leyte-Samar, P.I., and finally to her permanent home at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-421 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service in reserve in October 1971 at Pearl Harbor
  • Reassigned in 1973 while still in reserve to the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Guam, M.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in June 1976
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 1 August 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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    Windigo 665k Windigo (YTB-421) underway near Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., in August 1968. Photo by Walter Loetell ETR2 USS Sumner County 1966-68

    Windigo (YTB-421 / YTM-421)
    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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