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Sikis (YTM-539)
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Sikis (YTB-539) (1945 - 1962)


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


Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Built in 1944, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Sikis (YTB-539), in late1944-early1945, allocated to the 11th Naval District
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-539 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 February 1975
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 24 February 1975, to Cabras Marine Corp.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 310 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 caliber machine guns
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Sikis (YTB-539)
    Sikis 84k Sikis (YTB-539) underway near Naval Station Adak, Alaska, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Cholocco 62k Sikis (YTB-539) moored outboard of Cholocco (YTB-498) at Naval Station Adak, Alaska, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Sikis (YTM-539)
    Sikis 100k Sikis (YTM-539) alongside an unidentified vessel near Naval Station Adak, Alaska, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Sikis 85k Sikis (YTM-539) underway near Naval Station Adak, Alaska, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

    Sikis (YTB-539 / YTM-539)
    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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