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USS Shahaka (YTB-368)
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USS Shahaka (YT-368) (1944)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
Laid down in late 1943, as Shahaka (YT-368) (hull # 228) at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc. at Port Arthur, TX.
Commissioned USS Shahaka (YT-368), 23 February 1944
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-368, 15 May 1944
Sunk after colliding with USS ABSD-2 midway between the California coast and the Hawaiian Islands at 27° 21'N 136° 29'W
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
Displacement 325 t.(fl)
Speed 12.5 kts.
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||USS Shahaka (YT-368) moored pierside at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc. Port Arthur, TX.
Photo from the files of the Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works.
Shahaka (YT-368 / YTB-368)
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
Last Updated 21 June 2013
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