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Wahaka (YTM-526)
Wahaka (YTB-526) (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

Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 2 June 1945, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 9 September 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Wahaka (YTB-526), 3 December 1945
  • Placed in reserve upon completion
  • Activated and placed in service in December 1947 in the 6th Naval District, Charleston, S.C.
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-526 in 1962
  • Reassigned in 1962 - 1973 to Advanced Bases, Atlantic Area
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1985
  • Final Disposition, to be disposed of by Navy sale, 30 September 1985, fate unknown
    Displacement 260 t(lt) 310 t.(fl)
    Length 101'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' 6"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Wahaka (YTB-526)
    Wahaka 71k Wahaka (YTM-526) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

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    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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