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

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Delta - Indai
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:
  • Laid down, 8 August 1940, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y
  • Launched, 12 February 1941
  • Placed in service, 14 June 1941 as Tazha (YT-147), allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-147, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, in reserve at Norfolk, VA. in March 1946
  • Reactived in July 1952
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-147, in February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1973
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 1 May 1974
    Displacement 218 t.(lt.) 325 t.(fl.)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' (max)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Thuban 151k Tazha (YTM-147) and an unidentified tug assist USS Thuban (AKA-19) while getting underway at NOB Norfolk, VA. in August 1964 © Richard Leonhardt
    Thuban 49k Tazha (YTM-147) underway off NOB Norfolk, VA. circa 1964 © Richard Leonhardt

    Tazha (YT-147 / YTB-147 / YTM-147)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval 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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