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Hisada (YTB-518) (1962 - 1976)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
Laid down, date unknown, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
Launched, 6 April 1945
Delivered and placed in service, as Hisada (YTB-518), 2 August 1945, allocated to the Pacific Fleet
Placed out of service, 28 July 1947 in the 14th Naval District
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Pearl Harbor Group
Reactivated in November 1947
Assigned to Service Squadron 3 in the Far East
Reassigned to Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan in 1950
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-518, 1 February 1962
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 23 May 1976, in support of fleet training exercises
Displacement 325 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament one .50 cal machine gun
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||Hisada (YTB-518) moored pierside at Shanghai, China, circa 1945-46.
||Tim Muir for his uncle Dale Smith Hisada
||Stern view of Hisada (YTB-518) with Tensaw (YTB-418 alongside while moored pierside at Harbor Masters Office Naval Base Yokosuka, Japan, circa 1953-55.
||Louis N. Murray BM3 YW-86 for D.L. Pruden DCC USN Ret. YTB-518
View the Hisada (YTB-518 / YTM-518)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
No Information Available
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 14 August 2009
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