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Woban (YTM-138)
Woban (YTB-138) (1944 - 1962)
Woban (YT-138) (1940 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Victor - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Woban Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 25 September 1939, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Launched, 6 November 1939
  • Placed in service, 14 February 1940 in the 13th Naval District, as Woban (YT-138)
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-138, 15 May 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-138, in February 1962
  • Placed out of service in early 1967
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1967
  • Sold in 1967. owner unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 325 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 11
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    one Diesel-electric engine
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Woban (YTB-138)
    Woban 89k Woban (YTB-138) underway, circa 1944-62, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Commercial Service
    Woban 69k Ex-Woban (YTM-138) in commercial service as the tug Guide, date and location unknown
    Photo courtesy of Fred Reep, National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst

    Woban (YT-138 / YTB-138 / YTM-138)
    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

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