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Ganadoga (YTM-390)
Ganadoga (YTB-390) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Hotel - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as YT-390, 2 August 1944, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-390, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 9 November 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy in December 1944
  • Placed in service as Ganadoga (YTB-390), 15 December 1944
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-390 1 February 1962
  • Transferred to the 6th Naval District, Charleston S.C., in December 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of fleet exercises, 1 August 1980
    Displacement 237 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 10
    Armamenttwo .50 cal. machine guns
    single propeller, 1200shp
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    Hatak 386k Ganadoga (YTB-390) and Hatak (YTB-219) work together in guiding an unidentified ship preparing to depart for the Antarctic for the 1946 Operation Highjump.
    US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.1986.056.001.017
    Mike Green
    Ganadoga 33k Ganadoga (YTB-390) underway at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., circa July 1953.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1953.
    Stan Svec
    Canberra 117k Ganadoga (YTB-390) and Segwarusa (YTB-365) Help USS Canberra (CAG-2) move into position for the International Naval Review, in Hampton Roads, VA., 12 June 1957.
    US Navy photo # NH 98389 by PH1 Castiglia, of NAS Norfolk, Va.
    Robert Hurst

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    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

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