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Matunak (YTM-548)
Matunak (YTB-548) (1945 - 1962)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 5 March 1945, at Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, 28 June 1945
  • Delivered to the Navy, 21 December 1945
  • Laid up in reserve in March 1946, at the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Activated and place in service in November 1950, allocated to the 3rd Naval District, Submarine Base New London, CT.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-548 in February 1962
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Guantanemo Bay, Cuba, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1985
  • Final Disposition, to be disposed of through Navy sale
    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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    Matunak (YTB-548)
    Matunak 86k Matunak (YTM-548) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Matunak (YTM-548)
    Matunak 80k Matunak (YTM-548) underway at Naval Station Guantanemo Bay, Cuba, circa 1975-78. Photo by Coburn "Tom" Addair Matunak

    Matunak (YTB-548 / YTM-548)
    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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