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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 in 1949 as Dauntless No. 14, a steel-hulled single-screw, Diesel-powered tug at Jacobson Shipyards, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y., for Dauntless Towing Line Inc., of New York City
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Acquitted from the Dauntless Towing Line, Inc., by the US Navy, 6 January 1941
  • Converted for Naval Service at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Placed in service as Yaquima (YT-171), on either 9 March 1941 or 18 April 1941 (records are not clear)
  • Allocated to the 1st Naval District, 18 April 1941, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-171, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service at Boston Navy Yard, 3 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal, 7 June 1946
  • Merchant Service
    Returned to her owners, Dauntless Towing, renamed Dauntless No. 14
    Acquired by Moran Towing Co. in 1955, renamed M. Moran
    Renamed Lambert Point in 1969
    Renamed Claire Moran in 1970
    Final Disposition, fate unknown, registry withdrawn in 1990

    Displacement unknown
    Length 113'
    Beam 25'
    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 (YT-171) in merchant service as the Moran Towing Co.'s tug Claire Moran, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Charles Crosby, courtesy Birk I Thomas, Administrator,
    Tommy Trampp

    Yaquima (YT-171 / YTB-171)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy 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
    Tugboat - YT-171 - "Yaquima"
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