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Carascan (YTM-774)
Carascan (YTB-511) (1946 - 1966)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Bravo - Quebec
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 Carascan (YTB-511) in March 1946
  • Initially allocated to the 11th Naval District.
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-774 in March 1967
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1972
  • Final Disposition, sold for commercial service in 1973
    Displacement 218 t.(lt) 345 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal machine gun
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Carascan (YTB-511)
    Carascan 62k Carascan (YTB-511) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Commercial Service
    Carascan 85k Ex-Carascan (YTM-774) in commercial service as civilian tug Sea Hawk moored date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

    Carascan (YTB-511 / YTM-774)
    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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