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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

YTL-422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Built in 1945, by United Ship Builders Ltd., at Mechanics Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Launched in 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-622 in 1945
  • During World War II YTL-622 was assigned to Service Force Pacific
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to New Zealand, date unknown
  • Commissioned in to the New Zealand navy, date unknown, as the diving support vessel, HMNZS Manawanui
  • Decommissioned by the New Zealand navy, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Sold for $1,000 circa 1980 to Paeroa Historical Maritime Park for preservation and display as a floating exhibit
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
    Displacement 70 t.(lt) 74 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-622 86k Ex-YTL-622, ex-HMNZS Manawanui, permanently moored at the Historical Maritime Park, Paeroa, N. Z., date unknown  

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-622 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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