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Wovoka (YTM-396)
Wovoka (YTB-396) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - November - Quebec
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, 10 March 1944, as YT-396 at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-396, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 28 July 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service as Wovoka (YTB-396), 2 March 1945
  • Allocated to the 12th Naval District, San Diego, CA.
  • Inactivated and placed in reserve, March 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Reactivated in September 1950, reallocated to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco, CA.
  • Reclassified Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-396 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1974
  • Sold in October 1974
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    Wovoka 211k Wovoka (YTM-396) underway with barges alongside, date and location unknown.
    Photo contributed by Ed Fulcher to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst

    Wovoka (YTB-396 / YTM-396)
    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
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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