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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)
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 13 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
one Diesel-electric engine
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Woban (YTB-138) underway, circa 1944-62, location unknown.
US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
||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.
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
Last Updated 1 April 2011
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