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Tahchee (YTM-736)
Tahchee (YNt-11 (1943 - 1945)
Tahchee (YN-43) (1940 - 1943)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Lima - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Yard Net Laying Craft:
  • Built in 1936 as the harbor tug Calatco by Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., at Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Renamed Choctaw, date unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 22 October 1940 from the Canal Lakes Towing Corp., of New York City
  • Renamed Tahchee (YN-43)
  • Converted for naval service at the New York Navy Yard
  • Placed in service, 17 December 1940, at New York Navy Yard, allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Reassigned, 2 April 1941, to the 4th Naval District at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Reclassified a Net Tender Tug redesignated YNT-11
  • Reassigned, 10 April 1943, to the 1st Naval District at Newport, R.I.
  • Redesignated a Harbor Tug Medium YTM-736, 7 July 1945
  • Placed out of service, 1 September 1946, at Melville, R.I.
  • Declared surplus to the needs of the Navy, 8 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 4 April 1946, for disposal
  • Commercial Service
  • Acquired by McAllister Towing, date unknown, renamed Barbara McAllister
  • Sold, date unknown, renamed Jonathan
  • Renamed Sea Horse, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 78'
    Beam 19' 3"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one Fairbanks Morse Diesel engine
    single propeller, 875shp
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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation

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