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Chiquito (YTM-765)
Chiquito (YTB-499) (1944 - 1962)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, date unknown, by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
  • Launched, 18 April 1945
  • Delivered to the Navy in August 1945
  • Placed in service as Chiquito (YTB-499) and allocated to Service Force Pacific
  • Laid up in reserve in August 1947
  • Reactived in April 1951 and allocated to 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-765 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 June 1976
    Displacement 218 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Chiquito (YTB-499)
    Chiquito 86k Chiquito (YTB-499) underway, in Hampton Roads, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    Chiquito (YTM-765)
    Neptune 93k USS Neptune (ARC-2) getting underway at NOB Norfolk, VA. with the assistance of harbor tugs Oratamin (YTM-347) and Chiquito (YTM-765), August 1964. ©Richard Leonhardt
    Neptune 57k

    Chiquito (YTB-499 / YTM-765)
    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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