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Quileute (YTM-540)
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)
    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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    Quileute 137k Quileute (YTB-540) with the civilian tug Chancellor at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1946. Tom Kermen
    Quileute 73k Quileute (YTB-540) and two unidentified tugs assist Boston (CAG-1) into a berth at Naval Shipyard Boston, July 1960. ©Richard Leonhardt

    Quileute (YTB-540 / YTM-540)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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