Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

Chilkat (YTM-773)
Chilkat (YTB-510) (1946 - 1966)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Bravo - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Cholocco Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down 1945 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 11 August 945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Chilkat (YTB-510) in March 1946
  • Initially allocated to the 11th Naval District.
  • Placed out of service in reserve in August 1947
  • Reactivated and placed in service at San Diego in 1961
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-773 in March 1967
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1977
  • Disposed of title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 1 May 1977
  • Current Disposition, active at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
    Displacement 218 t.(lt) 345 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal machine gun
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    Chilkat 366k Chilkat (YTB-510) assisting an unidentified ship which is departing for Antarctica as part of Operation Highjump in 1946.
    US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1986.056.001.016
    Mike Green
    YTL-434 125k Ex-YTL-434 in service for the Maritime Administration at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. moored starboard side to with other tugs at the reserve fleet. The three larger tugs are the MARAD tug Blackhawk, ex-Chilkat (YTM-773) and the MARAD tug Black Kite Photo by Jason Loger
    YTL-434 5710k

    Chilkat (YTB-510 / YTM-773)
    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

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Yard and District Craft Photo Index Back To The District Harbor Tug, Large (YTB) Photo Index Back To The District Harbor Tug, Medium (YTM) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 5 October 2012