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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Torpedo Testing Barge:
  • Built by Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
  • Authorized, date unknown
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 04 June 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service as YTT-6, 11 June 1943
  • Assigned to Torpedo Testing Station, Montauk, Long Island, NY
  • Transferred to Naval Torpedo Station, Keyport, WA, post-World War II
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Hatch & Kirk, Seattle, WA as merchant barge, renamed City of Kenai (ON 293419), 1963
  • Sold to Kadiak Fisheries, Seattle, WA and renamed Icy Cape, 1964
  • Renamed Red Barge, date unknown
  • Sold to Global Rigging & Transport, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, rebuilt as a heavy lift crane barge, renamed The Big Johnson (C825638), December 2003
  • Final disposition, currently active
    Displacement 430 tons
    Length 165'
    Beam 55'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion unknown

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    YTT-4 871k One of the three YTT-5-class torpedo testing barges under overhaul at Naval Torpedo Station Alexandria, VA, circa 1944-45. Note the empty 20mm gun tubs.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 94113, from collection of George L. Dent
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YTT-6 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Global Rigging and Transport
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    Last Updated 04 July 2016