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Wenonah (YTM-148)
Wenonah (YTB-148) (1944 - 1962)
Wenonah (YT-148) (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Echo - Hotel
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 3109)
  • Laid down, 02 December 1940
  • Launched, 17 March 1941
  • Placed in service in June 1941 as Wenonah (YT-148), 30 June 1941
  • Allocated to the 11th Naval District
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-148, 15 May 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-148, February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, April 1974
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 01 December 1974
  • Registered to Donald E. Sanders, Larkspur, CA, as Donald D. Sanders (ON 565868), 1975
  • Later named Capt. John, Pham Anh Tuan and Independence
  • Acquired for restoration by Historic Tugboat Education and Restoration Society circa 2002
  • Sunk at her berth at Treasure Island, 17 August 2009 (See "Tugs Towing and Offshore Newsletter", Vol. 10 No. 36., 6 September 2009, courtesy Hans van der Ster
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in July 2010 to Bay Ship & Yacht, Alameda, CA
    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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    CVE-66 White Plains 142k Wenonah (YT-148) assisting USS White Plains (CVE-66) at San Diego, CA. White Plains is painted in Camouflage Measure 33, Design 10A.
    US Navy photo # 80-G-302258, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, via Robert Hurst
    Wenonah 1795k Ex-Wenonah (YTM-142), ex-Nokomis (YTM-142) and steam tug Respect, the former Santa Fe Railroad Edward J. Engle, at the Con Agra dock in Oakland CA, in the summer of 2006. Photo by Jason Loger
    Wenonah 50k Ex-Wenonah (YT-142) fully restored by the Historic Tugboat Education and Restoration Society, underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Photo courtesy Historic Tugboat Education and Restoration Society
    361k Ex-Wenonah (YTM-148) and ex-Nokomis (YTM-142) awaiting disposal, 10 June 2008.
    Photo coyright Flickr user LFTB1.
    John Spivey
    Wenonah 384k Ex-Wenonah (YTM-148) and ex-Nokomis (YTM-142) being dismantled at Bay Ship & Yacht, Alameda, CA. in August 2010. Photo by Phil Mattingly

    Wenonah (YT-148 / YTB-148 / YTM-148)
    DANFS history entry located 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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    Last Updated 13 August 2023