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Mahoa (YTM-519)
Mahoa (YTB-519) (1945 - 1962)

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

Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 8 January 1945, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 30 April 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Mahoa (YTB-519), 21 August 1945, allocated to the 15th Naval District, Coco Solo Naval Base, Panama Canal Zone
  • Reassigned to the 6th Naval District at Charleston in 1958
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-519 in February 1962
  • Reassigned to duty with the Atlantic Fleet in January 1966
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1977
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of fleet training, 1 April 1978, SINKEX
    Displacement 237 t.(lt) 325 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Mahoa 48k Mahoa (YTB-519) escorting a section of a floating drydock through the Panama Canal, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

    View the Mahoa (YTB-519 / YTM-519)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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