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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YTL-556 was transferred to France, renamed Pingouin
Laid down, date unknown, at Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co., Everett, WA.
Launched, date unknown
Placed in service as YTL-556 in 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Laid up in reserve, location unknown
Transferred to France in 1953, to serve in French-Indochina, named Pingouin
Returned to US Navy custody in 1956, and subsequently transferred to an Allied navy, (South Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Republic of China, Thailand, Philippines, etc.)
Struck from the Naval Register in 1957
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 66 t.(lt) 70 t.(fl)
Length 66' 2"
Draft 4' 11"
one Hoover Owens Rentschler Co. 68 S.A. Diesel engine
single propeller 300shp
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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
Last Updated 28 January 2011
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