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Narkeeta (YTM-133)
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Narkeeta (YT-133) (1939 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - November - Golf
NENG
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Navy Yard, Mare Island, Vallejo CA
  • Laid down, 29 September 1938
  • Launched, 04 May 1939
  • Placed in service as Narkeeta (YT-133), 16 June 1939
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-133, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 November 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 2 June 1947, for disposal
  • Commercial Service
    Acquired by Donaldson Towing & Lightering Co., Philadelphia, PA, renamed North Point (ON 253465), 1947
    Sold to Curtis Bay Towing, Wilmington, DE, 1949
    Acquired by Express Marine, of Camden, NJ, renamed Alert, 1970s
    Acquired by Bay Towing Corp., Norfolk, VA, 1990s
    Acquired by Robbins Maritime of Norfolk, VA, 1990s
    Acquired by Commonwealth Marine Towing, Norfolk, VA, 2007
  • Final Disposition, scrapped at Chesapeake, VA, 2010
    Specifications:
    Displacement 131 tons(lt) 193 tons (full load)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 7' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel

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    Narkeeta (YT-133)
    Narkeeta 379k From left to right; Wahneta (YT-134), Narkeeta (YT-133) and Self-propelled Garbage Lighter YG-21. at the end of building ways # 1 at Mare Island Navy Yard, April 17, 1939. All three of these vessels were launched, 4 May 1939.
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    Darryl Baker
    Commercial Service
    Narkeeta 114k Ex-Wahneta (YT-134) in service as the Curtis Bay Towing tug North Point moored pierside, date and location unknown Courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Narkeeta 80k Ex-Wahneta (YT-134) in service as the Express Marine tug Alert underway, date and location unknown Courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Narkeeta 80k Ex-Wahneta (YT-134) in service as the Express Marine tug Alert underway, date and location unknown Courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Narkeeta 80k Ex-Wahneta (YT-134) in service as the Express Marine tug Alert underway off Baltimore, date unknown Courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    Narkeeta 80k Ex-Wahneta (YT-134) in service as the Robbins Maritime tug Alert underway off Norfolk, date unknown Courtesy tugboatinformation.com

    Narkeeta (YT-133 / YTM-133)
    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
    TugBoat Information.com
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