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Wingina (YTM-395)
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  • Withdrawn from reserve and reactivated in July 1947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)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 14
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Wingina 172k Wingina (YTM-395) moored at Marginal Wharf, Bangor, WA., circa 1975-1976. Doug Upham EN3 Wingina
    Wingina 223k
    Wingina 326k Murph (ex-Wingina (YTM-395)) being raised from the bottom of Quartermaster Harbor, Maury Island, WA., date unknown. Troy Kindred

    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

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