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Chilkat (YTB-510) (1946 - 1966)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Bravo - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Cholocco Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
Laid down 1945 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
Launched, 11 August 945
Delivered and placed in service, as Chilkat (YTB-510) in March 1946
Initially allocated to the 11th Naval District.
Placed out of service in reserve in August 1947
Reactivated and placed in service at San Diego in 1961
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-773 in March 1967
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1977
Disposed of title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 1 May 1977
Current Disposition, active at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Displacement 218 t.(lt) 345 t.(fl)
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine gun
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||Chilkat (YTB-510) assisting an unidentified ship which is departing for Antarctica as part of Operation Highjump in 1946.
US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1986.056.001.016
||Ex-YTL-434 in service for the Maritime Administration at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. moored starboard side to with other tugs at the reserve fleet. The three larger tugs are the MARAD tug Blackhawk, ex-Chilkat (YTM-773) and the MARAD tug Black Kite
||Photo by Jason Loger
Chilkat (YTB-510 / YTM-773)
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 5 October 2012
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