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Konoka (YTM-151)
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Konoka (YTB-151) (1951 - 1962)
Konoka (YT-151) (1941 - 1951)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Whiskey - 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 & Metal Works, Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Placed in service, 7 June 1941, as Konoka (YT-151), allocated to the 3rd Naval District, at New York, N.Y.
  • Reassigned to NAS Pensacola, FL, date unknown
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-151, 15 May 1951
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-151, in February 1962
  • Placed out of service in 1982
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 December 1982
  • Disposed of by Navy sale in 1984, to Brown Marine Service, Inc., Pensacola, FL., renamed Emma Brown
  • Resold in 2001 to unknown buyer at Mobile, AL.
  • Final Disposition, sunk in the Mobile River in 2001, raised in 2003 sold for scrapping to Golding Scrap
    Specifications:
    Displacement 218 t.(lt.) 325 t.(fl.)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7" (fl.)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Konoka (YT-151)
    YT-151 64k Konoka (YT-151) underway, 10 January 1951, location unknown.
    Photo from Bowling Green University Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    YT-151 46k Konoka (YT-151) underway, 10 January 1951, location unknown.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-40448 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Dan Treadwell
    Konoka (YTM-151)
    YT-151 80k Konoka (YTM-151) alongside USS Lexington (AVT-16) at Pensacola, FL, circa 1981, Steven M. Bryan, Sr.
    YT-151 34k Konoka (YTM-151) alongside USS Lexington (AVT-16) at Pensacola, FL, circa 1981, Steven M. Bryan, Sr.
    Commercial Service
    YT-151 441k Ex-Konoka (YTM-151) operating as the Brown Marine Service, Inc. of Pensacola, FL, tug Emma Brown at sea about 3 miles off Destin, FL. with a tow of boxcars and a barge during the construction of an artificial reef for Escambia, Okaloosa and Walton counties, circa 1991. CSX donated the boxcars for reef construction and Brown Marine Service Inc., deployed 16 of them (4 at a time using a specially outfitted deck barge you see in the photos) about 3 miles off of Destin, Florida. They proved to be unacceptable as they deteriorated much too fast and the future use of boxcars was scrapped. Steven M. Bryan, Sr.
    YT-151 1637k Emma Brown underway with a tow, circa 1991, location unknown, Steven M. Bryan, Sr.
    YT-151 1646k Emma Brown underway, circa 1991, location unknown, Steven M. Bryan, Sr.

    Konoka (YT-151 / YTB-151 / YTM-151)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy 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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