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Hoga (YTM-146)
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Hoga (YTB-146) (1944 - 1962)
Hoga (YT-146) (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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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
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Woban Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 25 July 1940, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y
  • Launched, 31 December 1940
  • Placed in service, 22 May 1941 as Hoga (YT-146), allocated to the 14th Naval District, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, T.H.
  • Hoga was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-146, 15 May 1944
  • Loaned to the city of Oakland, CA. in June 1948 where she served as a fireboat for nearly five decades
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-146, 1 February 1962
  • Placed in reserve and struck from the Naval Register, 12 July 1996
  • Transferred in December 1996 to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Departed Suisun Bay week of 25 July 2012, under tow for local maintenance before being towed to Little Rock AR. to become part of the Arkansas Inland Marine Museum collection.
  • Hoga earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 218 t.(lt.) 325 t.(fl.)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    two Diesel engine, Diesel-electric drive
    one Auxiliary Diesel engine
    single propeller, 1000shp

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    Hoga 473k Hoga (YT-146) right, and Montezuma (YT-145) at left, moored at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y., soon after they were launched in December 1940. US National Archives photo. .
    Hoga 100k Hoga (YT-146) underway prior to World War II, date and location unknown. Photo from "the Towline" the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors magazine, 1 September 1996. Stan Svec
    BB-36 Nevada 116 Hoga (YT-146) is alongside the port bow of the bombed and torpedoed USS Nevada (BB-36) helping to fight fires on the battleship's forecastle after she was beached. The battleship is burning after being hit forward by Japanese bombs and torpedoes. Her pilothouse area is discolored by fires in that vicinity. Note channel marker buoy against Nevada's starboard side.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-19940 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    BB-36 Nevada 71 Hoga (YT-146) and USS Avocet (AVP-4) assist USS Nevada (BB-36) aground and burning off Waipio Point, after the end of the Japanese air raid at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-32020 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    BB-39 Arizona 60 Hoga (YT-146) is alongside USS Arizona (BB-39) sunk and burning after the Japanese attack, 7 December 1941. Her forward magazines had exploded when she was hit by a Japanese bomb, resulting in the collapse of structure below her two forward turrets and superstructure.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-32485 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Scott Dyben
    Hoga 56k Hoga (YT-146) (center foreground) moves into position on USS Yorktown (CV 5)'s port quarter to assist the carrier into her berth at Pearl Harbor after the Battle of Coral Sea, 27 May 1942, with her crew paraded in whites on the flight deck. After repairs, Yorktown departed three days later to take part in the Battle of Midway.The mainmast of the sunken USS Arizona (BB-39) is visible in the distance, just right of Yorktown's stern.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-21931, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Fulton 113k Hoga (YT-146) and Nokomis (YT-142) 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
    Hoga 113k Hoga (YT-146) assisting USS Montgomery (DM-17) at Pearl Harbor, 10 May 1943.
    US Navy Yard Pearl Harbor photo, courtesy Frank McHale, via National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS).
    Robert Hurst
    Hoga 88k Ex-Hoga (YT-146) moored between an unidentified tug in reserve and the Maritime Administration tug Black Hawk at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., date unknown. Photo from "Warship Boneyards", by Kit and Caolyn Bonner. Robert Hurst
    Hoga 222k Ex-Hoga (YT-146) moored pierside at the old Mare Island Naval Shipyard being prepared for her voyage to Little Rock, AK. to become part of the Arkansas Inland Marine Museum collection, circa August 2012. Photo by Mike McCullough
    Hoga 122k Undated Associated Press newspaper article written by James O. Clifford, concerning the plight of Ex-Hoga (YT-146).
    Contributed by Frank McHale the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst


    For more photos and information about Hoga, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
  • US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
  • Harbor Tug City of Oakland, ex. Hoga National Historic Landmark Study
  • Michael McDermott Photo Collection - Hoga in Reserve at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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