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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

YTL-422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Built by John E. Matton and Sons, Cohoes, NY (YN 293)
  • Laid down as YT-455, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-455, 15 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, December 1944
  • Operated at Apra, Guam, summer 1945
  • Placed out of service, in reserve, at Pearl Harbor, May 1947
  • Reactivated, date unknown
  • Transferred to Venezuela or Vietnam (sources differ), 1963
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 70 tons (lt) 80 tons (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-454 91k YTL-455 and YTL-454, moored side by side, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of John Dykhouse and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    YTL-455 65k YTL-455 underway, date and location unknown. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-455 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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