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Tutahaco (YTM-524)
Tutahaco (YTB-524) (1945 - 1962)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 01 May 1945, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched, August 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Tutahaco (YTB-524), 06 November 1945, allocated to the 10th Naval District at San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Reassigned to assigned advanced base duty in the Pacific
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-524, 02 February 1962
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1986
  • Sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 09 October 1986
  • Resold to Gordon McCarthy and used as a live-aboard yacht, moored on the Halifax River at Ormond-by-the-Sea, Fl, 1998-2015
  • Sold to Seven Leagues Charter, late 2015
  • Final dispostion, intended as floating museum at Green Cove Springs, FL
    Displacement 218 tons (lt) 325 tons(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' 6"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Tutahaco (YTM-524)
    Tutahaco 75k Tutahaco (YTM-524) underway in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, circa 1975-78. Photo by Coburn "Tom" Addair YTM-534
    Tutahaco 83k Tutahaco (YTM-524) underway in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, circa 1975-78. Coburn "Tom" Addair YTM-534
    Tutahaco 72k Tutahaco (YTM-524) underway in Guantanamo Bay Cuba while maneuvering a floating crane (YD), circa 1975-78. Coburn "Tom" Addair YTM-534
    Tutahaco 69k Tutahaco (YTM-524) assisting an MSC contract tanker into or out of her berth at in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, circa 1975-78. Coburn "Tom" Addair YTM-534
    Tutahaco 182k Ex-Tutahaco (YTM-524) moored at Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL, date unknown Joe Radigan, MACM USN Ret.
    Tutahaco 246k

    Tutahaco (YTB-524 / YTM-524)
    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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