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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 31 August 1944, at Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, N.Y.
Launched, 20 January 1945
Delivered to the Navy, 5 April 1945 and placed in service as Alarka (YTB-229), 6 April 1945
allocated to Buckner Bay, Okinawa
Deactivated and placed out of service at Sasebo, Japan, in 1946
Sold, 23 December 1946 to the Chinese Supply Commission
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 January 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 410 t.
Beam 27' 0"
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||Alarka (YTB-229) (center) and ATA-209 (left) guide the center section of YFD-6 through Culebra Cut in the Panama Canal, circa May-June 1945. Navy SeaBees turned YFD-6's center section on its side and installed a thousand pontoons atop the wing wall to allow the drydock to float on its side during the canal transit.
The photograph was released for publication on 25 June 1945.
US Navy photo # NH 98829 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
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View the Alarka (YTB-229)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 3 November 2006
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|