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Kiasutha (YT-463) (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - India - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug:
Laid down in 1943 as the Lend-Lease District Harbor Tug Tigre (PYT-1), for Peru, at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 31 March 1943
Redesignated YTB-463, 7 August 1943
Completed, 10 September 1943
Placed in service by the US Navy, 13 September 1943, as Kiasutha (YT-463)
Assigned to the Pacific Theater, Service Squadron, South Pacific Force, at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Reclassified as Large Harbor Tug YTB-463, 15 May 1944
Placed out of service, 1 May 1947, at Pearl Harbor
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1947
Towed to the Panama Canal and turned over to the Panama Canal Co., 11 November 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 206 t.
Length 102' 2"
Draft 12' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
General Motors Diesel engine
single screw, 1000shp
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||Kiasutha (YT-463), ex-Tigre (PYT-1), underway during trials, circa early September 1943, near her builders yard, Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works
||Kiasutha (YTB-463) and USS LSM-101 underway, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
Kiasutha (YT-463 / YTB-463)
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 13 June 2014
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