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Wahpeton (YTM-527)
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Wahpeton (YTB-527) (1946 - 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


Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 23 June 1945, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 29 September 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Wahpeton (YTB-527), 2 January 1946
  • Placed in reserve upon completion in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group
  • Activated and placed in service in August 1946 in the 6th Naval District, Charleston, S.C.
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-527 in 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 December 1985
  • Final Disposition, to be disposed of, 30 September 1985, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 260 t(lt) 310 t.(fl)
    Length 101'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' 6"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Wahpeton 66k Wahpeton (YTB-527) underway, probably at Charleston, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Rudy Williamsom and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Wahpeton 102k Wahpeton (YTB-527) moored pierside, probably at Charleston, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Rudy Williamsom and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

    View the Wahpeton (YTB-527 / YTM-527)
    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

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