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

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Oscar - India
NAOI
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 in 1940 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y
  • Launched, 2 December 1940
  • Placed in service, 8 April 1941 as Montezuma (YT-145), allocated to the 5th Naval District, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-145, 15 May 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-145, in February 1962
  • Placed out of service and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL., date unknown
  • Reactived in September 1950
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 May 1975, to Saunders Towboat Co.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 218 t.(lt.) 325 t.(fl.)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7" (fl)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Montezuma (YT-145)
    Hoga 473k Montezuma (YT-145) right and Hoga (YT-146) left moored at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y., soon after they were launched in December 1940. US National Archives photo. .
    Hoga 98k Montezuma (YT-145) at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y., soon after launching in December 1940.
    (cropped view of 140814501), a US National Archives photo.
    Robert Hurst, courtesy Saunders Towboat Co., and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site
    Commercial Service
    Hoga 89k Ex-Montezuma (YT-145) underway while in commercial service as the Saunders Towboat Co.'s tug Leross. Robert Hurst, courtesy Saunders Towboat Co., and the Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site

    View the Montezuma (YT-145 / YTB-145 / YTM-145)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
    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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