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Shamokin (YTM-369)
Shamokin (YTB-369) (1944 - 1962)
Shamokin (YT-369) (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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  • Withdrawn from Reserve and reactivated 1953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"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Shamokin 537k 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.
    Jim Swank

    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
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