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Washakie (YTM-386)
Washakie (YTB-386) (1944 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, June 1945
  • 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
    Displacement 218 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion, Diesel, single propeller, 805shp

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    Washakie 100k A Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., advertisement for tugboats during WWII, featuring .Washakie (YTB-386).
    Courtesy Ray Longaker, National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Robert Hurst
    Washakie 49k 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

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