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Shahaska (YTM-533)
Shahaska (YTB-533) (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 in August 1944 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Launched in December 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Shahaska (YTB-533) in July 1945, allocated to the 3rd Naval District at New York
  • Inactivated and place in reserve, out of service, 13 August 1946 in The Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Reactivated, 26 September 1950, and placed in service in the 6th Naval District, at Green Cove Springs
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-533 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 April 1976, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    Displacement 260 t.(lt) 310 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Shahaska 66k Shahaska (YTB-534) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Tom Addair and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst

    Shahaska (YTB-533 / YTM-533)
    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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