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Hatak (YTB-219)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Tango - Echo
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
    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
    Commercial Service
    Hatak 81k Ex-Hatak (YTB-219) as the McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, tug Jane McAllister, at Port Jefferson, Long Island, N.Y., circa June 1961.
    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
    Tugboat - YT-219 - "Hatak"
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