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Takos (YTM-546)
Takos (YTB-546) (1945 - 1962)

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National Defense Service Medal

Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 10 October 1944, at Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, 30 July 1945
  • Delivered to the Navy, 11 October 1945 and commissioned, USS Takos (YTB-546)
  • Assigned to New York Navy Yard, 15 November 1945
  • Placed out of commission, in reserve, 3 April 1947, at Mayport, FL.
  • Reactivated and place in service in November 1950, allocated to the 1st Naval District
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-546 in February 1962
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Norfolk, VA. in 1973
  • Placed out of service in 1973, laid up in the Inactive Fleet, at Norfolk.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 April 1987
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, 3 April 1987 for reuse/conversion by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    Displacement 260 t.(lt) 310 t.(fl)
    Length 101'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Takos 61k Takos (YTM-546) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    Takos (YTB-546 / YTM-546)
    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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