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Ankachak (YTB-501) (1945 - 1966)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Ankachak (YTM-767) was transferred to Greece and renamed HS Aias (A412)
Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
Laid down, 20 April 1945, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
Launched, 18 July 1945
Delivered to the US Navy, as Ankachak (YTB-501), 5 November 1945
Laid up with the Green Cove Springs Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Activated in August 1948, assigned to the 5th Naval District, Norfolk, VA.
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-767 in March 1966
Placed out of service, 1 July 1966
Transferred to the Greek Navy under lease arrangements, renamed HS Aias (A412)
Struck from the US Naval Register in December 1977 and sold to Greece
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 260 t.
Draft 9' 7"
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||Ankachak (YTB-501) in the background of this photo of USS Observation Island (E-AG-154) getting underway after conversion at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1959 to accommodate testing of FBM weapons system.
||Mary Lou Lockhart
||Ankachak (YTM-767), is partially visible in the foreground, with USS Forrestal (CVA-59), at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA. early 1968 (probably February–April). Forrestal was completing extensive repairs after the tragic July 1967 fire. Photo taken from USS John W. Weeks (DD-701),
while entering or departing the shipyard.
||Rich Riddlebarger USS John W. Weeks
Ankachak (YTB-501 / YTM-767)
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
Last Updated 11 May 2012
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