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Pokagon (YTM-746)
Pokagon (YTB-746) (1952-1962)

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Pokagon Class District Harbor Tug (Medium)
  • Built in 1942 by Equitable Equipment Co. New Orleans for the US Army as the unnumbered large steel tug LTC George S. Gillis
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1952
  • Placed in service as the District Harbor Tug (Large) Pokagon (YTB-746)
  • Pokagon was assigned to the 10th Naval District, at San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Reclassified as District Harbor Tug (Medium) (YTM-746) in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Hughes Bros, Inc. New York, N.Y.
  • Operated under various names Coamo, Viking Cape Sable
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 390 t.(fl)
    Length 105'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Pokagon 53k Pokagon (YTB-746) underway, date and location unknown.
    US navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    Pokagon (YTB-746 / YTM-746)
    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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