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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.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||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
Last Updated 12 November 2010
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