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Tatarrax (YTM-372)
Tatarrax (YTB-372) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Mike - Foxtrot
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 District Harbor Tug YT-372 in the winter of 1943-44 at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc., Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, 15 May 1944
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Large and placed in service as Tatarrax (YTB-372) at Galveston, TX., 15 May 1944
  • Allocated to CINCPAC Ocean Area in July 1944
  • Tatarrax operated in the Marshall Islands - Eniwetok Atoll, Caroline Islands - Ulithi, Philippine Islands - Leyte
  • Placed out of service in reserve, 24 October 1946
  • Withdrawn from Reserve, reactivated and allocated to the 14th Naval District
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-372 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service in November 1972
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1973
  • Transferred to the University of Hawaii for use in experiments involving the generation of fuel hydrogen from sea water
  • Final Disposition, sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping. 1 June 1976
    Displacement 206 t.
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Tatarrax 76k Tatarrax (YTB-372) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Hyper War US Navy in WWII
    Robert Hurst

    Tatarrax (YTB-372 / YTM-372)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Center
    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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