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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Built in 1944 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Inc. Chicago, IL.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug YT-448
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-448, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 February 1985
  • Final Disposition, disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale, to the Republic of Argentine, 1 June 1977
    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-443 78k Ex-YTL-448 in Argentine naval service as ARA Morcoyan (R-19) moored outboard of Ex-YTL-443 now in Argentine naval service as ARA Capayan (R-16) at the Argentine Naval Academy, Rio Santiago, Buenos Aires, date unknown.
    Photos courtesy of Ignacio Amendolara and National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Robert Hurst
    YTL-443 113k

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-448 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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