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Wahtah (YTM-140)
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Wahtah (YTB-140) (1944 - 1962)
Wahtah (YT-140) (1940 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Juliet - November
NEJN
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

Woban Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 28 August 1939, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Launched, 14 December 1939
  • Placed in service, in 1940 at Washington Navy Yard as Wahtah (YT-140)
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-140, 15 May 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-140, in February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 15 October 1974
  • Final Disposition, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for commercial operation, 1 May 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement 325 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' 5" (max)
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Wahtah (YT-140)
    Cascade 97k Wahtah (YT-140) moored, location unknown, circa 1940-44
    Navy Yard Norfolk photo
    Mike Green and Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    Cascade 85k Ex-Wahtah (YT-140) in commercial service as the tug Big Boy, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst, courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Tug Boats webmaster

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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    Last Updated 5 May 2009