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Abinago (YTM-493)
Abinago (YTB-493) (1945 - 1962)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Pessacus Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 25 September 1944, at Ira S. Bushey and Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, 22 December 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 14 June 1945 as Abinago (YTB-493) allocated to the 1st Fleet
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet at San Diego, CA. in May 1947
  • Towed to the 15th Naval District (Panama Canal Zone) but remained in reserve
  • Re-active d in October 1950 and placed in service in the 5th Naval District, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Reassigned to "advanced base Atlantic" in 1958
  • Reclassified as Medium Harbor Tug YTM-493 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service in March 1967 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Re-active d in February 1968 and placed in service in the Atlantic Fleet
  • Placed out of service in 1973 at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1975, and transferred the Government Services Administration (GSA) for disposal
  • Sold to the University of Georgia Institute of Natural Resources, transferred 21 November 1975
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 240 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 19'
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel engine, single propeller

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    Abinago 58k Abinago (YTM-493) approaches the stern of an unidentified ship at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, circa July 1964.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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