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Allaquippa (YTM-174)
Allaquippa (YTB-174) (1944 - 1962)
Allaquippa (YT-174) (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Hotel - Tango
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)

Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX (YN 168)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by Navy before completion from General Motors Corp., 15 June 1941
  • Placed in service as Allaquippa (YT-174), August 1941
  • Assigned to Third Naval District at New London, CT
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-174, 15 May 1944
  • Reallocated to the First Naval District, September 1955
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium, YTM-174, in February 1962
  • Reallocated to the Fifth Naval District at Norfolk, 1969
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, June 1973
  • Supposedly registered as tug Herman W, 1976
  • Renamed Arctic Ann, date unknown
  • Reportedly sunk off Alaska, 12 January 1995
    Displacement 206 tons (light)
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 17
    Armament unknown
    General Motors EMD 567 Diesel-electric engines
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Allaquippa (YT-174)
    YT-151 161k Launching of Allaquippa (YT-174) at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX. in 1941. Photo is of a recruiting poster for General Motors Diesel Engine Division. Courtesy Bill Mozinga to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors Robert Hurst
    YT-174 120k Allaquippa (YT-174) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial collection.
    Stan Svec
    Allaquippa (YTB-174)
    YT-174 75k Allaquippa (YTB-174) underway on builders trials in the harbor at Port Arthur, TX., circa 1941. Robert Hurst, courtesy the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    YT-174 26k Allaquippa (YTB-174)'s crew assemble on deck while operating on Thames River in New London, CT., date unknown. Photo Courtesy of SVARA (Submarine Veterans Amateur Radio Association) web site Bill Gonyo
    YT-174 396k Allaquippa (YTB-174) tying up to barge in Long Island Sound during net-laying operations, January 1943.
    National Archives photo 80-G-35636
    Dave Wright
    YT-174 90k Ex-Allaquippa (YTB-174) laid up in a backwater, location and date unknown. Robert Hurst, courtesy the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)

    Allaquippa (YT-174 / YTB-174 / YTM-174)
    DANFS entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    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
    Allaquippa Class Harbor Tug schematic
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    Last Updated 23 July 2017