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Nawat (YNT-23)
Nawat (YN-55 ) (1940 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
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.
    Length 62'
    Beam 16' 6"
    Draft 7' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement unknown
    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

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