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Quileute (YTB-540) (1945 - 1962)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
Laid down, 17 February 1945, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.
Launched, 14 May 1945
Delivered and placed in service, as Quileute (YTB-540), 16 October 1945, allocated to the 3rd Naval District at New York, N.Y.
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-540 in February 1962
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold for commercial service, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 March 1979
Displacement 310 t.(fl)
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 caliber machine guns
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||Quileute (YTB-540) with the civilian tug Chancellor at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1946.
||Quileute (YTB-540) and two unidentified tugs assist Boston (CAG-1) into a berth at Naval Shipyard Boston, July 1960.
Quileute (YTB-540 / YTM-540)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 30 January 2009
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