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YT-264 / YTB-264 Awatobi

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 27 March 1944, by J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. Tacoma, WA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-264 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 30 September 1944
  • Placed in service, 1 February 1945, as Awatobi (YTB-264), allocated to the 12th Naval District
  • Placed out of service in 1960
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 410 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27' 0"
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Libra 67k Awatobi (YTB-264) alongside Libra (AKA-12) at Mare Island, 12 December 1946.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3997-46.
    Darryl Baker
    Rochester 67k Rochester (CA-124) departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 20 September 1953, following overhaul. She has been fitted with 3"/50 twin automatic gun mounts, replacing the 40mm guns she carried from 1946 to 1953. Awatobi (YTB-264) alongside her starboard side, forward--and Dekaury (YTB-178)-- at left-- are assisting her.
    US Navy photo # NH 84584 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center

    View the Awatobi (YT-264 / YTB-264
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Not Applicable to this Vessel
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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