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Apohola (YTM-768)
Apohola (YTB-502) (1945 - 1966)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 20 April 1945, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
  • Launched, 9 September 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Apohola (YTB-502), 3 January 1946 in the 11th Naval District
  • Reassigned to the 5th Naval District in 1947
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-768 in March 1966
  • Placed out of service in February 1976
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the James River National Defense Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 May 1986
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by the General Services Administration (GSA), fate unknown
    Displacement 260 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Apohola 61k Apohola (YTB-502) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Kentucky 56k Apohola (YTB-502), on the far side of the barge, and Alamingo (YTB-227), closest to camera, move a large floating crane with the bow of the unfinished battleship Kentucky (BB-66) from Newport New, VA. to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA, circa May-June 1956. The bow from Kentucky was used to repair USS Wisconsin (BB-64) which was damaged in a collision, 6 May 1956.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-670850, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center

    Apohola (YTB-502 / YTM-768)
    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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