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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

YTL-422 was transferred to Argentina and named ARA Chulupi (R-10)
422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Laid down in 1941 at Everett-Pacific Co., Everett, WA.
  • Launched in 1941
  • Delivered in 1941 and placed in service as District Harbor Tug YT-422
  • Allocated to Fleet service
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-422, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale to Argentina 1 July 1986, named ARA Chulupi (R-10)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 70 t.(lt) 80 t. (fl)
    Length 66' 2"
    Beam 17'
    Draft 4' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 4
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw, 300shp

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    YTL-422 86k YTL-422 being placed in the water by YD-33 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in March 1963. Darryl Baker
    YTL-422 67k
    YTL-422 45k
    ARA Chulupi (R-10)
    YTL-422 90k Ex-YTL-422 in Argentine naval service as ARA Chulupi (R-10) underway at Mar del Plata Naval Base, circa 19-20 May 2011.
    Photo courtesy Argentine Navy
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-422 / YTL-422 at NavSource
    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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