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Owachomo (YTM-401)
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Owachomo (YTB-401) (1945 - 1962)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Yankee - Bravo
NAYB
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal


Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 17 August 1944, as YTB-401 at Gibbs Gas Engine Corp., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 2 February 1945
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service, as Owachomo (YTB-401), 25 May 1945
  • Owachomo was allocated to the 17th Naval District in Alaska
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-401 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 August 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement 345 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 14
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    Diesel engine
    single propeller, 1,200shp
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    Owachomo (YTB-401)
    Owachomo 45k Owachomo (YTB-401) underway at Adak, AK. in 1961
    Photo courtesy Wilber Pressley and National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst
    Owachomo 98k Owachomo (YTB-401) as seen from Ala (YTB-139), as they move an obsolete dock, at Naval Station Adak, AK., circa 1961.
    Photo courtesy Wilber Pressley and National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst
    Owachomo (YTM-401)
    Owachomo 85k Owachomo (YTM-401) moored pierside at Naval Station Adak, AK., late 1971. Photos by Greg Phol
    Owachomo 93k

    Owachomo (YTB-401 / YTM-401)
    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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