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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)
Draft 11' 6"
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller
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||Wahaka (YTM-526) underway, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
View the Wahaka (YTB-526 / YTM-526)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
No Information Available
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 4 December 2009
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