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422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Laid down in 1944 at Everett-Pacific Co., Everett, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service date and location unknown, as YT-431
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-431, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Reclassified to combat craft, 1 March 1979
  • Current Disposition, diving platform at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
    Displacement 70 t.(lt) 80 t. (fl)
    Length 66' 2"
    Beam 17'
    Draft 4' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 4
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw, 300shp

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    Nereus 54k YTL-431 and other tugs assist ex-USS Nereus (AS-17) as she is being moved through the Mare Island Naval Shipyard causeway to the Reserve Fleet, 11 December 1971.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # AS 17 10800-12-71
    Darryl Baker
    YTL-432 106k YTL-432 approaching the Agate Passage, WA, probably on her way to the Naval Station at Everett, WA, while in service as a diving support boat, based at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Ray Longaker and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    YTL-432 74k YTL-432 while providing services as a diving platform for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard divers working on USS Ashville (SSN-758) while at Sub Base, Bangor, Marginal Wharf North, circa 7 July 2003.
    Photo courtesy of Ray Longaker and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-431 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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