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Oconostota (YTM-375)
Oconostota (YTB-375) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Papa - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 3 April 1944,YT-375 in 1944 at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc., Port Arthur, TX.
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-375, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 22 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 15 June 1944, as Oconostota (YTB-375)
  • Oconostota operated on the west coast
  • Placed out of service in March 1946
  • Assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-375 in February 1962
  • Withdrawn from Reserve and transferred to the 11th Naval District, 18 May 1962
  • Transferred, on loan, to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in September 1962
  • Returned to the US Navy in February 1975
  • Transferred, on loan, to the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory in April 1975
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown, disappeared from the Navy list in 1970
    Displacement 318 t.(fl)
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 25'
    Draft 10' 5"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Navy - 12
    Scientific - 8 crew, 6 scientists Armament none
    Range 4,500 miles
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Oconostota (YT-375 / YTB-375 / YTM-375)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical 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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