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Moratoc (YTM-704)
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)
    Length 100'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    one Craft Master
    one Chief Engineer
    one Electrician
    on Cook
    three Deck Hands
    three Engine room watch standers
    Armament none
    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
    single propeller
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    Moratoc 43k 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)
    Robert Hurst
    Moratoc 91k 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
    Robert Hurst

    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

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