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USNS Yuma (T-ATF-94)
USS Yuma (ATF-94) (1944 - 1955)
USS Yuma (AT-94) (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Zulu - Juliet

USS Yuma (ATF-94) was transferred to Pakistan, renamed PNS Madadgar (A-234)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Korean Service Medal (2) - National Defense Service Medal
Fourth Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Navajo Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 13 February 1943, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 17 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS Yuma (AT-94), 31 August 1943, LT. William R. J. Hayes, USN, in command
  • Redesignated Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF-94), 15 May 1944
  • During World War II USS Yuma (ATF-94) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Western New Guinea operations
    Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 17 July 1944
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 26 February 1945

  • Following World War II USS Yuma was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    28 September 1945 to 3 March 19468 September 1945to 3 March 1946
    2 to 21 November 1948 

  • During the Korean War USS Yuma (ATF-94) participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    17 October to 1 November 1951
    Second Korean Winter
    1 to 19 December 1951
    4 to 7 January 1952
    11 Jan to 4 February 1952
    17 February to 14 March 1952
    11 to 17 April 1952

  • Decommissioned, 11 November 1955
  • Placed in service as USNS Yuma (T-AF-94) and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
  • Place out of service, 11 March 1959, at Karachi, Pakistan
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 March 1959
  • Transferred to Pakistan, 25 March 1959 and renamed PNS Madadgar (A-234)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS Yuma earned two battle stars for World War II service and two battle stars for Korean War service
    Displacement 1,235 t.(lt) 1,674 t.(fl)
    Length 205'
    Beam 38' 6"
    Draft 15' 4"
    Speed 16k.5kts.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 80
    Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Ship's Service Generators
    two 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one 60Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    four General Motors 12-278A Diesel-electric main engines driving four General Electric generators and three General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines
    single Fairbanks-Morse Main Reduction Gear
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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    USS Yuma (AT / ATF-94)
    Yuma 47k USS Yuma (ATF-94) underway, date and location unknown. Courtesy Hal Westerlund for his father LeRoy Westerlund USS Yuma and
    The National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Yuma 60k USS Yuma (ATF-94) underway, date and location unknown. Courtesy Dan Morris and
    The National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Yuma 80k USS Yuma (ATF-94) underway in the Aleutian Islands. Yuma carries supplies to these remote Pacific outposts, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, April 1955
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    PNS Madadgar (A-234)
    Yuma 43k Ex-USS Yuma (ATF-94) in the service of the Pakistani navy as PNS Madadgar (A-234) at anchor, circa 1966, location unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    USS Yuma (AT-94 / ATF-94)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hayes, William Richard Joseph, USN31 August 1943 - 25 September 1944
    02LT. Hutts, James Donavain, USN2 January 1947 - May 1947
    03LT. Zint, Ronald Conover, USNMay 1947 - December 1947
    04LTjg. Hinckley, Ross Frank, USN (Acting)December 1947 - 1 March 1947
    04LTjg. Hinckley, Ross Frank, USN1 March 1947 - 1 March 1948
    05LT. Zint, Ronald Conover, USN1 March 1948 - 1 April 1948
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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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