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Nahoke (YTM-536)
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Nahoke (YTB-536) (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, 4 December 1944, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.
  • Launched, 27 march 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, as Nahoke (YTB-536), 11 August 1945, allocated to the 15th Naval District in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Transferred to the 5th Naval District, at Norfolk, VA in 1961
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-536 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register , 30 September 1985
  • Donated to the city of Chester, PA., circa 1985, resold private, March 1992, resold July 1999 to Harbor Tug of Norfolk, Inc.
  • Final Disposition, believed scrapped circa 2003
    Specifications:
    Displacement 260 t.(lt) 310 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 12' (max nav)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Nahoke (YTB-536)
    Nahoke 143k Aerial view of USS Preserver (ARS-8) and Nahoke (YTB-536) at sea, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Nahoke (YTM-536)
    Nahoke 111k Nahoke (YTM-536) underway on the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River at Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Nahoke 75k Nahoke (YTM-536) underway in Hampton Roads with a barge alongside, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    Nahoke 79k Ex-Nahoke (YTM-536) in commerical service at Hampton Roads, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Nahoke 71k Ex-Nahoke (YTM-536) at Hampton Roads across from the Port of Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Nahoke 32k Ex-Nahoke (YTM-536) at Hampton Roads across from the Port of Norfolk, VA., date unknown. Ex-Nadli (YTM-534) is visible just forward and to starboard of Nahoke.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Nadli 115k Ex-Nahoke (YTM-536) moored inboard of ex-Nadli (YTM-534) at Hampton Roads across from the Port of Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of 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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