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Tatarrax (YTB-372) (1944 - 1962)
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Withdrawn from Reserve, reactivated and allocated to the 14th Naval District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"
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 13 kts.
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Tatarrax (YTB-372) underway, date and location unknown.
Photo from Hyper War US Navy in WWII
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
Last Updated 5 April 2015
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