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Montezuma (YTB-145) (1944 - 1962)
Montezuma (YT-145) (1941 - 1944)
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 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
Displacement 218 t.(lt.) 325 t.(fl.)
Draft 9' 7" (fl)
Speed 12 kts.
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||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.
||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
||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
Last Updated 5 June 2009
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