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Montezuma (YTM-145)
Montezuma (YTB-145) (1944 - 1962)
Montezuma (YT-145) (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Oscar - India
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 (2)

Woban Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY (YN 3106)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 02 December 1940
  • Placed in service as Montezuma (YT-145), 08 April 1941
  • Assigned to the Fifth Naval District at Norfolk Navy Yard
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-145, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL., date unknown
  • Reactived, September 1950
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-145, February 1962
  • Placed out of service and laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), May 1975
  • Registered to Loucas G. Matsas Salvage & Towage Maritime Co, Piraeus, Greece, renamed Atlantis, 1976
  • Final Disposition, scrapped 1998
    Displacement 218 tons (light) 325 tons (full load)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Montezuma (YT-145)
    Montezuma 381k Montezuma (YT-145) right and Hoga (YT-146) left moored at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY, soon after they were launched in December 1940. National Archives photo. -
    Montezuma 98k Cropped view of above photo, showing Montezuma (YT-145). Robert Hurst,
    courtesy Saunders Towboat Co.,
    and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site
    Montezuma 353k Three views of Montezuma (YT-145) underway off New York City, probably on shakedown trials after completion. Photos recieved by Bureau of Ships 30 April 1941.
    National Archives photos 19-N-23820, 19-N-23821 and 19-N-23822
    Dave Wright
    Montezuma 356k
    Montezuma 816k
    Montezuma 418k Montezuma (YTM-145) laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 15 March 1972.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 81047, courtesy Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    Mike Green
    Commercial Service
    Montezuma 610k In merchant service as Atlantis, moored at Patras, Greece, 04 July 1988.
    Photo copyright "Frafo" via
    Dave Wright

    View the Montezuma (YT-145 / YTB-145 / YTM-145)
    DANFS entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    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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    Last Updated 25 February 2019