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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (2) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at John E. Matton and Sons, Inc., Waterford, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service date, allocated to the fleet, location unknown, as YT-452
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-452, date unknown
  • During the Vietnam War YTL-452 was assigned to NSA Danang
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • 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-452 61k YTL-452 hauled out of the water and suspended by a crane in South Vietnam, circa late-1960s.
    Photo courtesy of National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors contributed by Fred Reep
    Robert Hurst
    YTL-452 55k YTL-452 moored at Chu Lia, South Vietnam, circa late-1960s.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    YTL-428 106k YTL-452, pierside and YTL-428, probably at NSA Danang, during the Vietnam War. Note the LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo, 5-ton) V in the foreground.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-452 at NavSource
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