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Nabigwon (YTM-521)
Nabigwon (YTB-521) (1945 - 1962)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 28 February 1945, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 1 June 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Nabigwon (YTB-521), 22 October 1945 , allocated to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco, CA.
  • Reassigned to assigned advanced base duty in the Pacific.
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, T.H., date unknown
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-521 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 28 July 1987, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    Displacement 237 t(lt) 325 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' 6"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Nabigwon (YTB-521)
    Nabigwon 110k Nabigwon (YTB-521) dry docked, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Nabigwon (YTM-521)
    Nabigwon 108k Nabigwon (YTM-521) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Nabigwon 287k Nabigwon (YTM-521) assists USS Ashtabula (AO-51) at Nabason Ammo Pier, Subic Bay, PI. April 1972. ©Glenn R. Sirkis MMFN, STREAM Team. A-Div. USS Ashtabula, West Pac 1971-1972.

    Nabigwon (YTB-521 / YTM-521)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    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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