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Shamokin (YTB-369) (1944 - 1962)
Shamokin (YT-369) (1944)
November - Papa - Juliet - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down as YT-369 (hull # 229) in 1943 at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc., Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 4 February 1944
Completed, 14 March 1944
Placed in service, 14 March 1944, as Shamokin (YT-369) at Port Arthur, TX.
Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-369, 15 May 1944
During World War II Shamokin was allocated to the Pacific Fleet
Placed out of service in reserve in August 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, CA.
Withdrawn from Reserve and reactivated 1953
Assigned Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippines
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-369 in 1962
Placed out of service in reserve, at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI. in October 1971
Struck from the Naval Register and sold, 1 July 1972
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 206 t.
Length 102' 2"
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 13 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Shamokin (YT-369) underway during builders trials. She is at dead slow right off the Gulfport Shipyard, Port Arthur. Note the small crowd on top of the pilot house.
Photo from the files of the Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works.
Shamokin (YT-369 / YTB-369 / YTM-369)
DANFS history entry located at the US Navy 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
Allaquippa Class Harbor Tug schematic
Last Updated 5 April 2015
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