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Moratoc (YTB-704) (1946 - 1962)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Hisada Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 8 August 1945, at Bethlehem Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 1 March 1945
Delivered, 16 April 1946, and placed in reserve with the San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
Activated, in August 1946, and placed in service as Moratoc (YTB-704), assigned to the 11th Naval District, at San Diego, CA.
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-704, February 1962
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1985
Final Disposition, disposed of by transfer to another government agency, 20 December 1985, fate unknown
Displacement 260 t.(lt)
Speed 12 kts.
one Craft Master
one Chief Engineer
three Deck Hands
three Engine room watch standers
Propulsion and Auxiliaries
two 6 cylinder. GM Diesels engines
one 6-71 Detroit diesel Ships' Service Generator
one 4-71 Detroit diesel Fire Pump
two Fire Monitors
two electric capstans, 1 fore 1 aft
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||Moratoc (YTB-704) underway with floating crane YD-113 alongside, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy John Betts, via National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
||Moratoc (YTB-704) moored in her berth in Chollas Creek at Waterfront Ops., Naval Station San Diego. In the background yard oilers and the NASSCO shipyard.
Photo courtesy Paul Smith
Caption courtesy George Mahieu
Moratoc (YTB-704 / YTM-704)
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
Last Updated 27 January 2012
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