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USS Shahaka (YTB-368)
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USS Shahaka (YT-368) (1944)

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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.
  • Launched, 1943-44
  • Delivered, 1944
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 325 t.(fl)
    Length 102'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric
    single propeller, 1,000shp
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    Shahaka 775k 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.
    Jim Swank

    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

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