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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
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Final Disposition, fate unknown, registry withdrawn in 1990
Draft 13' 8"
Armament two .30 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,400shp
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||Yaquima (YT-171) underway, date and location unknown.
||Robert Hurst, courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tugs web site
||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, Tugboatinformation.com
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 Information.com - YT-171 - "Yaquima"
Last Updated 22 August 2014
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