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Vaga (YTB-374) (1944 - 1962)
November - Oscar - Mike - Foxtrot
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 - National Defense Service Medal
Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 21 March 1944, as the District Harbor Tug YT-374 at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc., Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 6 May 1944
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Large, YTB-374, 15 May 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 25 May 1944, as Vaga (YTB-374) at Galveston, TX., 31 May 1944
Allocated to the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Placed out of service, in reserve, in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, at San Diego, CA., in March 1946
Reactivated in January 1961, assigned to harbor duties at San Diego, CA.
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-374 in February 1962
Placed out of service and struck from the Navy Register, 1 October 1972
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 11 September 1973, to United Transportation Co.
Displacement 206 t.
Length 102' 2"
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Vaga (YTB-374) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
Vaga (YTB-374 / YTM-374)
DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Center
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
Allaquippa Class Harbor Tug schematic
Last Updated 5 April 2013
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