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422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Built in 1944 by John E. Matton and Sons Inc., Watertown, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug YT-455, allocated to the fleet, location unknown
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-455, date unknown
  • Assigned to Pearl Harbor, date unknown (known to be at NSD Pearl Harbor in 1955)
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and transferred to South Vietnam in 1963
  • 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-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

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-455 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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