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Smohalla (YTM-371)
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Smohalla (YTB-371) (1944 - 1962)
Smohalla (YT-371) (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Lima - Bravo
NPLB
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-371 in 1943 at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc., Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 1 April 1944
  • Placed in service circa, April-May 1944 as Smohalla (YT-371) at Port Arthur, TX.
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-371, 15 May 1944
  • Allocated to CINCPAC Ocean Area in June 1944
  • Reallocated to the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
  • Placed out of service in October 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Withdrawn from Reserve and reactivated at San Diego in July 1953
  • Assigned to Commander, Naval Forces, Far East, at Yokosuka, Japan.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-371 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping in 1 June 1976
  • Current Disposition resold to Rob Wohleb (rwohleb@yt-371) in March 2010 and is berthed at the Sugar Dock in Richmond, CA., not operational, being restored
    Specifications:
    Displacement 206 t.
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Smohalla (YT-371)
    Smohalla 103k Smohalla (YT-371) under way, date and location unknown. Oliverio (oliverio1@gmail.com)
    Smohalla (YTM-371)
    CVE-119 Point Cruz
    116k Smohalla (YTM-371) alongside the Aircraft Transport USNS Point Cruz (T-AKV 19) at Yokosuka, Japan, 11 June 1966. © Richard Leonhardt
    Smohalla 84k Smohalla (YTM-371) alongside the Aircraft Transport USNS Point Cruz (T-AKV 19) at Yokosuka Japan, 11 June 1966. (Cropped) ©Richard Leonhardt

    Smohalla (YT-371 / YTB-371 / YTM-371)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Allaquippa Class Harbor Tug schematic
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