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Chahao (YTB-496)

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.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 19'
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel engine, single propeller

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    Chahao 75k Chahao (YTB-496) underway at Naval Base Subic Bay, P.I., date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Chahao 37k 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
    Stan Svec

    Chahao (YTB-496)
    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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