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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:
  • Built by Birchfield Boiler Co., Inc., Tacoma, WA
  • Laid down as the Maritime Commission type VE-ME-A1 harbor tug Port Discovery, (MC hull 434), 01 December 1941
  • Launched, 03 April 1942
  • Allocated to the US Navy, renamed Pogatacut 04 July 1942
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission and transferred to the US Navy, 23 December 1942
  • Placed in service as Pogatacut (YT-267), 23 December 1942
  • Allocated to the 12th Naval District, at San Francisco, CA
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-267, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, in reserve, May 1947
  • Reactivated in February 1951 and assigned to the Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippine Islands
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-267, February 1962
  • Place out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 1970
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 237 tons
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 16 knots
    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 171k Pogatacut (YTB-267) tied to a mooring buoy, probably at Subic Bay in the 1960s. Naval Subjects Collection catalog L45-231.02.01 MIke Green

    Pogatacut (YT-267 / YTB-267 / YTM-267)
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    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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