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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

YTL-422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Built in 1944, by Steel Ships Ltd., at Mechanics Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-618, date unknown
  • During World War II YTL-618 was assigned to Service Force Pacific and served at Okinawa
  • Stranded on the beach after being blown ashore by "Typhoon Louise," 8 October 1945
  • YTL-618 was refloated, 5 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, lost in 1946, circumstances unknown
    Displacement 70 t.(lt) 80 t. (fl)
    Length 75'
    Beam 18'
    Draft 8' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 4
    Armament unknown
    one Atlas Diesel (mod. 6HS 1558)
    single propeller, 320shp
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    YTL-618 104k YTL-618 stranded on the beach after being blown ashore by "Typhoon Louise" on 9 October 1945. Anita Robinson for her father Lewis G. Brook S/1c V-6 USNR.

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-618 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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