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Tazha (YTM-147)
Tazha (YTB-147) (1944 - 1962)
Tazha (YT-147) (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Delta - 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 3108)
  • Laid down, 08 August 1940
  • Launched, 12 February 1941
  • Placed in service as Tazha (YT-147), 14 June 1941
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-147, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, in reserve at Norfolk, VA, March 1946
  • Reactived, July 1952
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-147, February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 01 May 1973
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, May 1974
  • Registered to Marine Logistics, Seattle, WA, as tug Robert W. (ON 561695), 1974
  • Sold to Alaska Marine Towing, Juneau, AK, and renamed Cold Bay, 1987
  • FInal disposition, no longer documented
    Displacement 218 tons (light) 325 tons (full load)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' (max)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Tazha 270k The newly completed Tazha (YT-147) underway off New York City, 13 June 1941. She would be placed in service the next day.
    National Archives photos 19-N-24246, 19-N-24247, 19-N-24248 and 19-N-24249
    Dave Wright
    Tazha 242k
    Tazha 236k
    Tazha 245k
    Tazha 49k Tazha (YT-147) underway as completed. Photo probably taken at same time as above sequence. © Richard Leonhardt
    Thuban 151k Tazha (YTM-147) and an unidentified tug assist Thuban (AKA-19) in getting underway at NOB Norfolk, VA, August 1964 © Richard Leonhardt

    Tazha (YT-147 / YTB-147 / YTM-147)
    DANFS entry 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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