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Pocasset (YTB-516) (1945 - 1966)
November - Delta - Charlie - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Cholocco Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
Laid down, 20 September 1945, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
Launched, 14 November 1945
Delivered and placed in service as Pocasset (YTB-516), 14 January 1946
Allocated to the Thirteenth Naval District
Deactivated, place out of service and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group, March 1946
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-779, March 1966
Reactivated and placed in service at Navy Base Sasebo, Japan, March 1967
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1985
Final Disposition, disposed of by Navy sale, 30 September 1985, fate unknown
Displacement 218 t.(lt) 400 t.(fl)
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine gun
Propulsion Diesel, single screw
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||Pocasset (YTM-779) moored at Navy Base Yokosuka, Japan, date unknown.
Photo courtesy of Monica Kueny and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
Pocasset (YTB-516 / YTM-779)
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 01 September 2018
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