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Yaquima (YTB-171)
Yaquima (YT-171) (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Golf - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Jakobson Shipyards, Oyster Bay, NY (YN 282)
  • Completed for Dauntless Towing Line, New York, NY as tug Dauntless No. 14 (ON 240098), 1940
  • Acquired by Navy, 06 January 1941
  • Converted for naval service at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
  • Placed in service as Yaquima (YT-171), 09 March 1941
  • Allocated to the First Naval District at Portsmouth, NH, 18 April 1941
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-171, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service at Boston Navy Yard, 03 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 08 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal, 07 June 1946
  • Returned to her owners as Dauntless No. 14, 1946
  • Acquired by Moran Towing Co., New York, NY, 1955
  • Renamed M. Moran, 1960
  • Transferred to Curtis Bay Towing, Baltimore, MD (a Moran subsidiary) and renamed Lambert Point, 1969
  • Returned to Moran Towing and renamed Claire Moran, 1970
  • Damaged by fire, 1990
  • Scrapped, 1991
    Displacement 249 gross tons, 103 net tons
    Length 113' 0" overall
    Beam 25' 0"
    Draft 13' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament two .30 cal machine guns
    Alco Diesel-electric
    single propeller, 1,400shp

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    Yaquima (YT-171)
    YT-151 40k Yaquima (YT-171) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst, courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tugs web site
    Merchant Service
    YT-151 67k Ex-Yaquima (YTB-171) in merchant service as the Moran Towing Co.'s tug Claire Moran, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Charles Crosby, courtesy
    Tommy Trampp

    Yaquima (YT-171 / YTB-171)
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command webiste
    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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