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Cusseta (YTM-405)
Cusseta (YTB-405) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Yankee - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as YT-405 in 1944 at Ira S. Bushey and Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-405, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 30 May 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy in December 1944
  • Placed in service as Cusseta (YTB-405), allocated to Service Forces, Pacific Fleet
  • Placed out of service in March 1946 and laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Withdrawn from Reserve and reactivated in December 1950, allocated to the 11th Naval District at San Diego, CA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-405 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1985
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by Navy sale, date unknown
    Displacement 260 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed unknown.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Diesel engine
    single propeller, 1,200shp
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    Repose 108k Cusseta (YTB-405) is standings by at right to assist USS Repose (AH-16) in San Diego Bay, as she returns to the US from her first Korean War deployment, 11 February 1952.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-439772, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Cusseta 270k Cusseta (YTB-405) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec
    Cusseta 56k Cusseta (YTM-405) underway near Naval Air Station San Diego, Pier Juliet. Note the stern of the First Fleet Flagship USS Providence (CLG-6). Providence usually moored at this pier.
    Courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Tug Boats. Caption courtesy Cris Hastin
    Robert Hurst

    Cusseta YTB-405 / YTM-405)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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