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Chegodega (YTM-542)
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Chegodega (YTB-542) (1945 - 1962)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal


Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down in 1945, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Chegodega (YTB-542), 16 November 1945, allocated to Service Force Pacific Fleet
  • Placed out of service and laid up in reserve in 1946
  • Reactived for service in the 1st Naval District at Boston, MA., in January 1951
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-542 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1985
  • Final Disposition, scrapped 3 March 1987
    Specifications:
    Displacement 310 t.(fl)
    Length 101'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 caliber machine guns
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Chegodega (YTB-542)
    Constellation 182k Ex-USS Constellation (IX-20) is seen in floating dry dock USS ARD-16 at Pier 6 of the Boston Naval Shipyard on 5 August 1955. Chegodega (YTB-542) is seen at right, with Wawasee (YTB-367) at left. On the far left side, USS Mineral County (LST-988) is at Pier 5. (U.S. Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10726) Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA
    Constellation 81k USS Nipmuc (ATF-157) tows USS ARD-16 carrying ex-USS Constellation (IX-20) down Boston Harbor on 5 August 1955 during the historic vesselís transfer to Baltimore. The commercial tug Hercules is near the floating dry dockís bow, while Chegodega (YTB-542) is at the stern. (U.S. Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10726) Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA
    Chegodega (YTM-542)
    Chegodega 169k Chegodega (YTM-542) and an unidentified tug moored at Boston Naval Shipyard, date unknown. @copyRichard Leonhardt
    Chegodega 65k Chegodega (YTM-542) alongside USS Constitution in Boston Harbor, circa 1965. ©Richard Leonhardt
    Chegodega 279k Chegodega (YTM-542) underway in Boston Harbor, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    Chegodega (YTB-542 / YTM-542)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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