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Toka (YTM-149)
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Toka (YTB-149) (1944 - 1962)
Toka (YT-149) (1941 - 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Xray - India
NBXI
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, 3 October 1940, at Defoe Bridge & Medal Works, Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 15 April 1941
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 24 May 1941
  • Placed in service, 3 June 1941, as Toka (YT-149), allocated to the 4th Naval District, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-149, 15 May 1944
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-149, in February 1962
  • Re-allocated in November 1968 to the 13th Naval District
  • Placed out of service in reserve at Bremerton, WA. in November 1978
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1982
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by transfer to the US Army, 1 January 1983
    Specifications:
    Displacement 218 t.(lt.) 325 t.(fl.)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7" (lim.)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Toka (YT-149)
    Toka 61k Toka (YT-149) underway in the Great Lakes, circa May 1941.
    Photo from Bowling Green University Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Toka (YTB-149)
    Toka 104k Toka (YTB-149) moored pierside, circa 1944-62, probably at the Philadelphia Navy Yard..
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial collection.
    Stan Svec
    Toka (YTM-149)
    Toka 73k Toka (YTB-149) being hoisted on to a barge prior to being loaded aboard SS Transcolumbia at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for delivery to Naval Station Bremerton, WA., in 1968.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial collection.
    Stan Svec

    Toka (YT-149 / YTB-149 / YTM-149)
    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

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    Last Updated 1 July 2011