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Nawat (YN-55 ) (1940 - 1942)
November - Bravo - Charlie - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Yard Net Laying Craft:
Built in 1940 as the tug Port Houston hull No. 6, at Port Houston Iron Works, Port Houston, TX.
Purchased by the Navy in April 1941, designated YN-55
Converted for Naval service at New York Navy Yard
Allocated to the 3rd Naval District, New York, City
Redesignated Yard Net Tender Tug YNT-23, circa April 1942
Placed out of service in September 1945
Struck from the Naval Register in February 1947
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 62 t.
Beam 16' 6"
Draft 7' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
one Atlas Diesel engine
single propeller, 200shp
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Nawat (YN-55 / YNT-23)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 31 January 2013
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