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Wenonah (YTB-148) (1944 - 1962)
Wenonah (YT-148) (1941 - 1944)
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 in winter 1940-41 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y
Placed in service in June 1941 as Wenonah (YT-148), allocated to the 11th Naval District
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-148, 15 May 1944
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-148, in February 1962
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in April 1974
Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 December 1974
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.)
Draft 11' (max)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||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
||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
||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
||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 US Naval History and Heritage Command
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
Last Updated 21 January 2011
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