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Mahaska (YTM-730)
Mahaska (YTB-730) (1945 - 1946)
Mahaska (YNT-4) (1942 - 1945)
Mahaska (YN-36) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Kilo - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Yard Net Tender:
  • Built in 1940 as tug Crusader by Ira L. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Purchased in 1940 by the Navy from her builders
  • Renamed Yard Net Tender Mahaska (YN-36), 11 October 1940
  • Completed and delivered to the 3rd Naval District, 9 December 1940
  • Conversion for Naval Service completed at New York Navy Yard in March 1941
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA., Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Reclassified, Yard Net Tender Tug, YNT-4, (8 April 1942 - DANFS), (1 May 1942 - Ships' Data 1952)
  • Reclassified Large Harbor Tug (YTB-730), 4 August 1945
  • Reclassified Medium Harbor Tug (YTM-730) in July 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold, under bid 16-1030 which closed 7 October 1970
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 220 t.
    Length 101'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 13'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 805shp
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    Mahaska (YN-36)
    Mahaska 90k Mahaska (YN-36) underway probably near New York Navy circa, 9 December 1940 to 18 March 1941.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. 19-N-26705 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    Mahaska (YNT-4)
    Mahaska 271k Mahaska (YNT-4) underway probably near the Norfolk Navy Yard, in Hampton Roads, VA., date unknown. Jim Swank

    Mahaska (YN-36 / YNT-4 / YTB-730)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy 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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