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Evea (YT-458) (1943 - 1962)
Resolute (BYT-5) (1942 - 1943)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Romeo - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down in 1942 under terms of the Lend Lease Act for the Royal Navy as the District Harbor Tug Resolute (BYT-5), at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the Royal Navy when completed, commissioned HMT Resolute, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy, 16 May 1943, at the Moroccan Sea Frontier and placed in service as Evea (YT-458) the same day, assigned to the Moroccan Sea Frontier
During World War II Evea (YT-458 / YTB-458) was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
Reclassified as Large Harbor Tug YTB-458, 15 May 1944
Transferred, 11 November 1944, under Lend-Lease to France
Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold, fate unknown
Displacement 300 t.
Length 102' 2"
Speed 12 kts.
General Motors Cleveland Div Diesel engine
single screw, 1000shp
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||Resolute (BYT-5) probably underway near Port Arthur, TX. during builders trials.
Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works.
Evea (YT-458 / YTB-458)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 5 November 2014
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