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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Laid down, 1 October 1944, by Robert Jacobs Inc., City Island, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered in 1944 and placed in service as District Harbor Tug YT-438
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-438, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 February 1985
  • Final Disposition, 15 February 1985, to be disposed of by dismantling
    Displacement 70 t.(lt) 80 t. (fl)
    Length 66'
    Beam 18'
    Draft 8' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 4
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw, 300shp

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    YTL-438 55k YTL-438 launching in 1944 at Robert Jacob Inc., City Island, N.Y. Paul Smith, US Navy Tug Boats
    YTL-438 376k YTL-438 underway, date and location unknown. Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-438 / YTL-438 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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