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Evea (YTB-458)
Evea (YT-458) (1943 - 1944)
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:
  • Built by Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX (YN 194)
  • Laid down under terms of the Lend Lease Act for the Royal Navy as the District Harbor Tug Resolute (BYT-5), 1942
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the Royal Navy when completed, commissioned HMT Resolute, April 1942
  • Acquired by the US Navy and placed in service as Evea (YT-458) the same day, 16 May 1943
  • Intially assigned to the Moroccan Sea Frontier, based at Bizerte
  • 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 under Lend-Lease to France at Toulon as Malabar (A 907), 10 November 1944
  • Transferred to Diego Suarez, Madagascar, 1947
  • Capsized and sank while assisting British tanker Mobil Enterprise outside port of Diego Suarez with loss of seven crew, 19 May 1967
    Displacement 300 tons
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    General Motors Cleveland Div. Diesel engine
    single screw, 1000shp

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    Evea 66k Resolute (BYT-5) probably underway near Port Arthur, TX. during builders trials.
    Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works.
    Fred Reep

    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

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