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Nokomis (YTM-142)
Nokomis (YTB-142) (1944 - 1962)
Nokomis (YT-142) (1940 - 1944)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)

Woban Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Launched, 29 November 1939
  • Placed in service in March 1940 as Nokomis (YT-142), allotted to 14th Naval District
  • Nolomis was present at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-142, 15 May 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-142, in February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, circa 1971
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 September 1974, to Crowley Tug Company, renamed Sea Dragon, operated in San Francisco Bay until 1994
  • Acquired for restoration by Historic Tugboat Education and Restoration Society in 2002
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in July 2010 to Bay Ship & Yacht, Alameda, CA.
  • Nokomis earned one battle star for World War II service.
    Displacement 218 t.(lt) 325 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Nokomis 214k Overhead view of Nokomis (YT-142) underway at Pearl Harbor prior to 7 December 1941.
    "Life" magazine archive photo
    Jason Loger
    Fulton 113k Nokomis (YT-142) and Hoga (YT-146) assist USS Fulton (AS 11) while docking at Pearl Harbor, 8 June 1942 with USS Yorktown (CV 5) survivors on board, after the Battle of Midway.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-312058, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    CV-8 Hornet 71k Nokomis (YT-142) assists USS Hornet (CV-8) into her berth at Pearl Harbor, 26 May 1942, just after the Battle of Coral Sea, and just before the Battle of Midway. Note paint chipped off Hornet's waterline area by wave action while at sea.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-66129 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Scott Dyben
    Nokomis 128k Nokomis (YT-142) at Pearl Harbor with open lighter YC-475, date unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Jon Burdett
    Nokomis 109k Nokomis (YT-142) underway at Pearl Harbor while moving an open lighter.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, May 1952.
    Stan Svec
    Nokomis 94k Nokomis (YT-142) underway at Pearl Harbor, date unknown.
    Courtesy Ray Longaker, via the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst
    Wenonah 1795k Ex-Wenonah (YTM-142), ex-Nokomis (YTM-142) and steam tug Respect the former Santa Fe Railroad Edward J. Engle at the Con Agra dock in Oakland CA, in the summer of 2006. Jason Loger
    Wenonah 384k Ex-Nokomis (YTM-142) and ex-Wenonah (YTM-148) being dismantled at Bay Ship & Yacht, Alameda, CA. in August 2010. Photo by Phil Mattingly

    Nokomis (YT-142 / YTB-142 / YTM-142)
    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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