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Chiquito (YTB-499) (1944 - 1962)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, date unknown, by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
Launched, 18 April 1945
Delivered to the Navy in August 1945
Placed in service as Chiquito (YTB-499) and allocated to Service Force Pacific
Laid up in reserve in August 1947
Reactived in April 1951 and allocated to 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-765 in February 1962
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 June 1976
Displacement 218 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller
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||Chiquito (YTB-499) underway, in Hampton Roads, date unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
||USS Neptune (ARC-2) getting underway at NOB Norfolk, VA. with the assistance of harbor tugs Oratamin (YTM-347) and Chiquito (YTM-765), August 1964.
Chiquito (YTB-499 / YTM-765)
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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