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Washakie (YTB-386) (1944 - 1962)
November - Zulu - Delta - Sierra
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Iwana Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down as YT-386, 13 October 1943 at Ira Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Launched, 13 February 1944
Redesignated Harbor Tug, Large YTB-386, 15 May1944
Delivered to the Navy, 30 June 1944
Placed in service, 1 July 1944, as Washakie (YTB-386)
Allocated to Service Force, Pacific Fleet, for the duration of World War II
During World War II Washakie was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Damaged by grounding during Typhoon Louise, 9 October 1945
Placed out of service, 16 October 1945
Refloated, ordered to Sasebo, Japan, damaged by sequent typhoon, towed to anchorage near Shanghai for safety
Returned to the US six months later
After completing inactivation overhaul, Washakie was placed in reserve with the San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
Reactived in May 1953, allocated to the 6th Naval District at Naval Station Mayport FL.
Reclassified Harbor Tug Medium YTM-386, in February 1962
Apparently, she was placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1975
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
Washakie received one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, June 1945
Displacement 218 t.
Speed 11 kts.
Propulsion, Diesel, single propeller, 805shp
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||A Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., advertisement for tugboats during WWII, featuring .Washakie (YTB-386).
Courtesy Ray Longaker, National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
||Washakie (YTB-386) assisting a ship into her berth, probably at Naval Station Mayport, FL, date unknown.
||Robert Hurst, courtesy US Navy Harbor Tugs web site
Washakie (YTB-386 / YTM-386)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 15 October 2010
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