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Hisada (YTM-518)
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.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament one .50 cal machine gun
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Hisada 81k Hisada (YTB-518) moored pierside at Shanghai, China, circa 1945-46. Tim Muir for his uncle Dale Smith Hisada
    Hisada 116k 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

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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