Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

Tuscarora (ATA-245)
ex
USS Tuscarora (YTB-341) (1944 - 1961)
USS Tuscarora (YT-341) (1942 - 1944)
USS Tuscarora (AT-77) (1941 - 1942)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Kilo - Delta
NGKD
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


Tuscarora Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down in 1940 at Orange, TX., by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co.
  • Acquired by the Navy in January 1941
  • Launched, 17 July 1941
  • Commissioned, USS Tuscarora (AT-77), 13 December 1941
  • Reclassified, Harbor Tug, (YT-341), 5 November 1942
  • Redesignated Large Harbor Tug, (YTB-341), 15 May 1944
  • Decommissioned in November 1953 and laid up in reserve in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-245) in November 1958
  • Custody assigned to MARAD, 8 March 1961, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet; James River Group, Lee Hall, VA
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1961
  • Permanent transfer to MARAD, 1 September 1962
  • Permanent transfer to the Navy, 30 July 1975, for equipment removal and sale
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, 1 October 1976
    Specifications:
    Displacement 530 t.
    Length 135'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 14' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 1,500shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    USS Tuscarora (AT-77)
    Tuscarora 87k Tuscarora (AT-77) moored pierside at Navy Yard Charleston, S.C., 7 January 1942.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. 19-N-26537
    Mike Green
    Tuscarora 103k Tuscarora (AT-77) underway near Navy Yard Charleston, S.C., 8 January 1942.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. 19-N-26539
    Mike Green
    USS Tuscarora (YT-341)
    Tuscarora 80k Tuscarora (YT-341) underway, circa 1943. Her small 3" gun has been removed but she retains her two firefighting nozzles on the superstructure.
    US Navy Photo # 80-G-171215 courtesy Shipscribe
    Mike Green
    USS Tuscarora (YTB-341)
    Tuscarora 406k Tuscarora (YTB-341) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Stan Svec
    USS Tuscarora (ATA-245)
    Tuscarora 108k Ex-USS Tuscarora (ATA-245) laid up in the James River Reserve Fleet in Maritime Administration custody, 1975. She went on to a long career as a commercial tug.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo # NH 96607 by Martin Holbrook.
    Mike Green

    USS Tuscarora (AT-77 / YT-341 / YTB-341 / ATA-245)
    DANFS
    history 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
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Service Ship Photo Index Back To the Fleet Tug (AT) Photo Index Back To The District Harbor Tug (YT) Index Back To The District Harbor Tug Large (YTB) Index Back To the Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 7 March 2013