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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, circa late 1945-early 1946 as District Harbor Tug (Small) YTL-566
  • YTL-556 was assigned to Naval Support Activity Danang during the Vietnam War
  • Final Disposition, capsized and sank while in tow enroute to the Republic of Vietnam in the vicinity of Con Son Island, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • YTL-566 earned at least one campaign star for Vietnam War service
    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-566 294k YTL-566 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Stan Svec
    YTL-566 74k YTL-566 moored pierside at Danang, South Vietnam, circa November 1966. Paul Smith, US Navy Tug Boats

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-566 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

    Mobile Riverine Force Association
    Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book
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    Last Updated 17 July 2009