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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.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 16 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
Enterprise DMQ-8 Diesel engine
single propeller, 700shp
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||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
Last Updated 7 May 2010
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