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Hatak (YTB-219)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Tango - Echo
NUTE
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


District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as the wooden-hulled harbor tug YT-219, date unknown, at Greenpoint Basin & Construction Co., Long Island, N.Y.
  • Launched, 22 July 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy , 18 December 1944
  • Allocated in January 1945 to the 5th Naval District, at Norfolk, VA. placed in service as the Large Harbor Tug Hatak (YTB-219)
  • Deactivated struck from the Naval Register, 27 June 1957
  • Sold, date unknown, to McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, renamed Jane McAllister
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 410 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw 1,000shp

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    Hatak (YTB-219)
    Hatak 125k Westinghouse Marine Gears advertisement featuring Hatak (YTB-219).
    Courtesy, Bill Mozinga, National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst
    Hatak 386k Hatak (YTB-219) and Ganadoga (YTB-390) work together in guiding an unidentified ship preparing to depart from the Naval Supply Center Norfolk, VA. Pier 3 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
    Hatak 108k Hatak (YTB-219) at Norfolk NOB between the Naval Supply Center Piers 2 and 3 on 9 June 9, 1952, assisting USS Greenwich Bay (AVP-41) as the seaplane tender departs Norfolk, VA to relieve USS Valcour (AVP-55) as flagship for COMIDEASTFOR. Carl Musselman
    Merchant Service
    Hatak 81k Ex-Hatak (YTB-219) at Port Jefferson, Long Island, N.Y., circa June 1961.
    Photo Fred Reep courtesy the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst

    Hatak (YTB-219)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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