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Tamaroa (YTB-136)
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USS Tamaroa (YT-136) (1938 - 1944)
USS Tamaroa (AT-62) (1936 - 1938)
USCGC Tamaroa (1922 - 1935)

International Radio Call Sign:
November -Charlie - India - Delta
NCID
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Fleet Tug
  • Built as the USSB tug Bartolme in 1919 at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Elizabeth, N.J.
  • Acquired by the US Coast Guard in October 1921
  • Commissioned USCGC Tamaroa, 1 February 1922
  • Decommissioned in 1935
  • Transferred to the Navy, 14 May 1936, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Commissioned USS Tamaroa (AT-62), 6 November 1936, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., LT. Alston Ramsey, in command
  • Reclassified Harbor Tug YT-136, 1 January 1938
  • Reclassified Large Harbor Tug YTB-136, 13 April 1944
  • Decommissioned. 13 July 1944 and placed in service, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sunk by collision with USS Jupiter (AVS-8), 27 January 1946, in San Francisco Bay
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
    Specifications:
    Displacement 705 t.
    Displacement 705 t.
    Length 161' 3"
    Beam 27' 6"
    Draft 10' 7"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    USS Tamaroa (AT-62)
    Tamaroa 57k USS Tamaroa (AT-62) circa 1931, moored pierside, place unknown. Robert Hurst
    Tamaroa (YTB-136)
    Tamaroa 3328k Tamaroa (YTB-136) moored pierside in San Francisco Bay, circa 1945.
    US Navy photo.
    Jim Hollenbeck for his father Jack (Holly) Hollenbeck Tamaroa
    Tamaroa 74k Starboard side view of Tamaroa (YTB-62) with stack removed after being damaged in collision, February 1945.
    US Navy photo.
    Jim Hollenbeck for his father Jack (Holly) Hollenbeck Tamaroa
    Tamaroa 92k Starboard bow view of Tamaroa (YTB-62) with stack and wheelhouse removed after being damaged in collision, February 1945.
    US Navy photo.
    Jim Hollenbeck for his father Jack (Holly) Hollenbeck Tamaroa
    Tamaroa 62k Replacement stack being installed aboard Tamaroa (YTB-62), February 1945.
    US Navy photo.
    Jim Hollenbeck for his father Jack (Holly) Hollenbeck Tamaroa
    Tamaroa 111k Tamaroa (YTB-62) engine room with Jack Hollenbeck(standing) and Farmer kneeling, date unknown. Jim Hollenbeck for his father Jack (Holly) Hollenbeck Tamaroa
    Tamaroa 464k Tamaroa (YTB-62) crew photo taken March 1945; front row left to right;
    Vick, Miller, Crownover, Dock, Pike, Holly (my dad), Williams, Stegman, Mr. Peak (Bays Fringe or Bags Fringe?) Garza, & Walters
    Second row left to right; Printer, Arboul, Linhart, Mullins, Huber, Lt. Major, Watts, Harrel (Horrel?), Cox, Button & Smith
    On upper deck, left to tight, Sparkie. Neat, Graff, Lockhart, O'Connor, Mac Gowen, Rohrman (Blackie), Blessing, Red (Gustafon), Beatty.
    US Navy photo.
    Jim Hollenbeck for his father Jack (Holly) Hollenbeck Tamaroa

    USS Tamaroa (AT-62) Black Gang photos
    Submitted by Jim Hollenbeck for his father Jack (Holly) Hollenbeck
    Tamaroa
    Black gang
    Tamaroa
    Black gang
    Tamaroa
    Includes;
    Stegman, Blatty, Graff, Waters, Lockhart
    Tamaroa
    Includes;
    Beaty, Holly, McPeak, Slim, Mr. Gowen & Blessing
    Tamaroa
    Includes;
    Printer, McGowen, Robertson & Beatty

    Tamaroa (AT-62 / YT-136 / YTB-136)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers / Officer in Charge
    01LT. Ramsey, Alston6 November 1936 - 29 August 1938AT-62
    02LTjg. Hill, Andrew Jewell29 August 1938 - 22 July 1939YT-136
    03LT. Winslow Jr., Cameron McRae22 July 1939 - ?YT-136
    04LT. Major Jr., William R.10 January 1944 - 1 June 1945YT-136 / YTB-136
    05LTjg. Watts1 June 1945 - ?YTB-136
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - Tamaroa 1921
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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