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Wingina (YTB-395) (1944 - 1962)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Mike - Victor
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
Sassaba Class Medium District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 25 January 1944, as YT-395 at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-395, 15 May 1944
Launched, 14 July 1944
Delivered and placed in service as Wingina (YTB-395), 15 December 1944
Allocated to the 13th Naval District
Placed out of service in March 1946 and laid up in the Columbia River Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet, Astoria OR.
Withdrawn from reserve and reactivated in July 1947
Reclassified Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-395 in February 1962
Placed out of service, circa 1980-85
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 December 1985
Sold for commercial service, 16 December 1986
Renamed Murph, date unknown
Final Disposition, stripped and scuttled in Quartermaster Harbor, Maury Island, WA. in Oct 2007, and currently on Washington Dept. of Natural Resources list as a derelict/abandoned vessel with an RFP for removal
Displacement 237 t., 345 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller
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||Wingina (YTM-395) moored at Marginal Wharf, Bangor, WA., circa 1975-1976.
||Doug Upham EN3 Wingina
||Murph (ex-Wingina (YTM-395)) being raised from the bottom of Quartermaster Harbor, Maury Island, WA., date unknown.
Wingina (YTB-395 / YTM-395)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Emerald Bay Photography - The Wingina Wreck
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 5 November 2014
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