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Pogatacut (YTM-267)
Pogatacut (YTB-267) (1944-1962)
Pogatacut (YT-267) (1942-1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Juliet - Victor
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

Hiawatha Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 1 December 1941, as the Maritime Commission type VE-ME-A1 harbor tug Port Discovery, (MC hull 434) by Birchfield Boiler Co., Inc., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched 3 April 1942
  • Designated to the US Navy, 4 July 1942, renamed Pogatacut
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission and transferred to the US Navy, 23 December 1942
  • Placed in service, 23 December 1942, as Pogatacut (YT-267), allocated to the 12th Naval District, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Redesignated large harbor tug YTB-267, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, in reserve, in May 1947
  • Reactivated in February 1951 and assigned to the Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippine Islands
  • Redesignated medium harbor tug YTM-267 in February 1962
  • Place out of service and struck form the Naval Register in 1970
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 237 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 14
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Enterprise DMQ-8 Diesel engine
    single propeller, 700shp
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    Pogatacut 865k Pogatacut (YTB-267) underway in Subic Bay, Philippines, circa late 1953 while under the command. BMC Hilbert H Bretz. Pete Murdoch Pogatacut

    Pogatacut (YT-267 / YTB-267 / YTM-267)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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