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Yatanocas (YTM-544)
Yatanocas (YTB-544) (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:
  • Laid down, 12 April 1945, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Launched, 9 July 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service in the 3rd Naval District, as Yatanocas (YTB-544) 14 December 1945
  • Placed out of service and laid up in reserve in March 1946, in the Florida Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Reactived for service in May 1947 and assigned to the 6th Naval District at Charleston, S.C.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-544 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, 10 June 1987, by title transfer to the Maritime Administration
    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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    Yatanocas 137k Yatanocas (YTM-544) hauled out of the water, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    Yatanocas (YTB-544 / YTM-544)
    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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