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Pocasset (YTM-779)
Pocasset (YTB-516) (1945 - 1966)

International Radio Call Sign:
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)
    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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    Pocasset 149k Pocasset (YTM-779) moored at Navy Base Yokosuka, Japan, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Monica Kueny and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

    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

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