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Nootka (YTM-771)
Nootka (YTB-508) (1945 - 1966)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top[ Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (14) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 5 May 1945, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 2 July 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Nootka (YTB-508), 8 November 1945, allocated to the 13th Naval District at Seattle, WA.
  • Deactived, place out of service and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Bremerton, WA. in March 1946
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-771, March 1966
  • Transferred while deactivated to the 6th Naval District, Charleston, S.C., date unknown
  • Reactivated and placed in service, date unknown
  • During the Vietnam War Nootka was assigned to NAVSUPPACT Danang, South Vietnam and participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 April to 30 June 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    1 July 1970 to 30 November 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 November 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation II
    1 December 1971 to 29 March 1972
    Tet 69/Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign
    30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973

  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1973
  • Placed out of service and transferred to the government of South Vietnam, 30 June 1972
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1973
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 218 t.(lt) 350 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament two .50 cal machine gun
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Nootka 41k Nootka (YTM-771) moored at NAVSUPPACT Danang, circa 1966.
    Photo by Fred Reep Jr.
    Pokanoket 72k Pokanoket (YTM-762) and Nootka (YTM-771) moored at NAVSUPPACT Danang, circa 1955.
    Photo courtesy Fred Reep and National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

    Nootka (YTB-508 / YTM-771)
    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

    Brown Water Navy - Tug Boats of Vietnam
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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