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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)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single screw
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||Matunak (YTM-548) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
||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
Last Updated 3 June 2011
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