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Natahki (YTM-398)
Natahki (YTB-398) (1945 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Papa - Golf
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, 15 May 1944, as YTB-398 at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 2 November 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service as Natahki (YTB-398), 13 April 1945
  • Allocated to the 11th Naval District
  • Placed out of service in March 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Withdrawn from reserve and reactivated for service in the 11th Naval Distinct in January 1951
  • Reclassified Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-398 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck for the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 6 April 1987 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    Displacement 237 t., 310 t.(fl)
    Length 101'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller1,200shp
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    Natahki 55k Natahki (YTB-398) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Jim Logan, via National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst
    Natahki 35k Natahki (YTB-398) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec

    Natahki (YTB-398 / YTM-398)
    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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