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Kiasutha (YTB-463)
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"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 12' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    General Motors Diesel engine
    single screw, 1000shp

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    Kiasutha 252k 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
    Jim Swank
    Kiasutha 102k 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

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