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Ozette (YTM-541)
Ozette (YTB-541) (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:
  • Built by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Laid down, 17 February 1945
  • Launched, 14 May 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Ozette (YTB-541), 31 October 1945
  • Assigned to 1st Naval District at Boston, MA, 1945-49
  • Assigned to Advanced Bases, Atlantic Fleet, 1949-58
  • Assigned to Boston 1958-70
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-541, February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1970
  • Sold for commercial service, renamed Dirigo (ON 594300)
  • Acquired by Crescent Towing & Salvage, New Orleans, LA and renamed Port Allen, 1980
  • Current Disposition, Active
    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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    Ozette 67k ex-Ozette (YTM-541) in commercial service as Port Allen, date and location unknown. Photo courtesy Robert Hurst

    Ozette (YTB-541 / YTM-541)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command website
    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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