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Mazapeta (YTM-181)
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Mazapeta (YTB-181) (1944 - 1962)
Mazapeta (YT-181) (1943 - 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Delta - Yankee
NUDY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Woban Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 7 August 1942, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 8 May 1943
  • Completed, 12 August 1943, and placed in service as Mazapeta (YT-181) in the 3rd Naval District
  • Reallocated to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco in 1944
  • Laid up in reserve out of service at Mare Island in May 1947
  • Reactivated in September 1950
  • Reclassified Harbor District Tug, Large YTB-181, 15 May 1944
  • Reclassified Harbor District Tug, Medium YTM-181, February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 June 1976, to Sanders Towing Co., Benecia CA
  • Current Disposition, operational, owned by SF Tugs and berthed at the former Naval Air Station Alameda, CA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 260 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 14
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    As Built
    Diesel,
    single propeller, 1,000shp
    Re-engined
    twin Cleveland 278's 650HP each Diesel electric engines
    single propeller 1,050shp
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    Mazapeta (YT-181)
    Mazapeta 134k Starboard bow view of Mazapeta (YT-181) underway during acceptance trials at Jacksonville, FL, in 1943. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 133k Mazapeta (YT-181) testing fire pumps and nozzles while underway during acceptance trials at Jacksonville, FL, in 1943. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 175k Mazapeta (YT-181) wheelhouse, builders photo, Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL, 1943. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 234k Mazapeta (YT-181) engine room, builders photo, Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL, 1943. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 272k Mazapeta (YT-181) ship's service generator, builders photo, Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL, 1943. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta (YTB-181)
    Mazapeta 84k Mazapeta (YTB-181) alongside APL-29 in San Francisco Bay, late 1940s. Jason Loger SF Tugs
    Mazapeta 87k
    Mazapeta 67k Mazapeta (YTB-181) alongside USS Appling (APA-58) in San Francisco Bay, circa 29 July 1945. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta (YTM-181)
    Mazapeta 190k Mazapeta (YTB-181) and Dekaury (YTB-178) moored together at the Oakland Navel Supply Center in 1961. Jason Loger
    646k Mazapeta (YTM-181) moored aft of Owatonna (YTM-756) and Yuma (YTM-748) at Naval Supply Center, Oakland, CA. Owatonna and Yuma were US Army tugs being readied for naval service in September 1964.
    File Name: YTM 756 01, Navy Photo, September 1964.
    Darryl Baker
    Commercial Service
    Mazapeta 56k Ex-Mazapeta (YTB-181) in commercial service as the Sanders Towing tug Leross underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 57k
    Restoration
    Mazapeta 84k Ex-Mazapeta (YTB-181) laid up in the San Joaquin River Delta, summer 2008 as found by SF Tugs. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 83k
    Mazapeta 92k Ex-Mazapeta (YTB-181), a work in progress, restoration by SF Tugs, circa early 2009. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 393k
    Mazapeta 391k
    Mazapeta 58k
    Mazapeta 3880k Ex-Mazapeta (YTB-181) berthed at Pier 3, Alameda Point (ex-NAS Alameda), CA, moored astern of ex-USS Hornet (CVS-12), circa early 2009. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 3585k
    Mazapeta 270k Ex-Mazapeta (YTB-181) moored at her berth at the old Naval Air Station, Alameda, CA., date unknown. Jason Loger
    Mazapeta 242k
    Mazapeta 783k Ex-Mazapeta (YTB-181) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Jason Loger SF Tugs
    Mazapeta 962k Ex-Mazapeta (YTB-181) moored at her berth at the old Naval Air Station, Alameda, CA., 29 November 2009. Mike McCullough
    Mazapeta 154k Ex-Mazapeta (YTB-181) escorting ex-USS Iowa (BB-63) to the Golden Gate Bridge as the battleship departs San Francisco Bay for the last time. Iowa was under tow while enroute to her new home at the Port of San Pedro, CA., 26 May 2012. Mike McCullough

    Mazapeta (YT-181 / YTB-181 / YT-181)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval 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

    Mazapeta Engine Room photos
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