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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YTL-611 Class District Harbor Tug, Small (Sea Mule):
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a twin screw 40 ft Diesel steel pontoon tug at Ingalls Iron Works Co. Birmingham, AL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-614, date unknown
  • Allocated to the 12th Naval District, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • Reclassified as a "Small Boat" in 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 37 t.
    Length 41'
    Beam 15' 7"
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Fuel Capacity 43 Bbls
    two 537 gal tanks
    two Hercules DNX-6 Diesel engines
    two Packard Main Reduction Gears
    one 750w 32V DC Ships Service Generator
    two propellers

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    Satanta 3076k Satanta (YTM-270), YTL-614, YTL-435 on the port side and Lelaka (YTB-514) on the starboard side of USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) nudge the fleet ballistic submarine into dry dock #2 to drop her launching cradle at Mare Island on 15 September 1962. Sea Mule (YTL 614) is removing ship riders. File name: SSBN 619 56219-9-62, Navy Photo 56219-9-62, 9/15/62 Darryl Baker
    Orono 1770k Orono (YTM-190) and YTL-614 preparing to move USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) to dry dock after the submarine's launching at Mare Island on 30 November 1963. Darryl Baker
    Guitarro 916k YTL-614 with Satanta (YTM-270) and DeKaury (YTM-178) at the stern and YTL-435 at the bow, escort the new nuclear attack submarine Guitarro (SSN-655) on her way to dry dock to drop her launching cradle, 27 July 1968. Note there is an unidentified YTB in the background.
    US Navy Photo # 86063-7-68, courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    Satanta 2223k YTL-614 and YTL-435 alongside Guitarro (SSN-655) in the Mare Island Channel, 27 July 1968. Photo is courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    File name: SSN 665 86062-7-68, Navy Photo 86062-7-68, 7/27/68
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-614 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
    Ingalls "Sea Mule" Assembly Instruction Manual
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    Last Updated 17 October 2014