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Vaga (YTM-374)
Vaga (YTB-374) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
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"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Vaga 55k Vaga (YTB-374) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    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
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