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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down in 1944 at Ira S. Bushey and Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered and placed in service in March 1946 as Chahao (YTB-496) allocated to the Pacific Fleet and Advanced Bases Pacific Area
Reassigned to Naval Base Subic Bay, P.I., date unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register in 1981
Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 4 July 1996, SINKEX
Displacement 240 t.
Speed 11 kts
Propulsion Diesel engine, single propeller
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||Chahao (YTB-496) underway at Naval Base Subic Bay, P.I., date unknown.
Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
||Chahao (YTB-496) moored pierside, at Naval Base Subic Bay, P.I., date unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
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 May 2011
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