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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, TH
  • Authorized, 06 February 1937
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 17 January 1939
  • Placed in service as YT-130, 1939
  • Assigned to Fourteenth Naval District at Pearl Harbor, 1939 - October 1942
  • YT-130 was present at Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
  • Sailed from Pearl Harbor to Noumea with Task Group 15.1, 07 October - 03 November 1942
  • Assigned to South Pacific Force at Tulagi, 1942 - 1945
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-130, 15 May 1944
  • Assigned to Leyte, mid-1945 - ???
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To FLC (Foreign Liquidation Commission) for disposal, January 1947
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
  • YT-130 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65'
    Beam unknown
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 240shp

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    YT-130 781k Two views of the launch of YT-130 at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 17 January 1939. Photos from The Honolulu Advertiser, 18 January 1939 Dave Wright
    YT-130 1490k
    YT-130 596k YT-130 underway off Oahu, circa 1939-41. Jon Burdett

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-130 / YTL-130 available 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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