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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.
Speed 11 kts
Propulsion Diesel engine, single propeller
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||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
View the Abinago (YTB-493 / YTM-493)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable to this Vessel
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 4 December 2009
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