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Arawak (YTM-702)
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Arawak (YTB-702) (1946 - 1962)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal (2)

Hisada Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 3 July 1945, at Bethlehem Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 30 April 1945
  • Delivered, 12 March 1946
  • Placed in reserve with the San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Activated, in March 1951, and placed in service as Arawak (YTB-702), assigned to the 11th Naval District, at San Diego, CA.
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-702, February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in December 1985
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by transfer to another government agency, date unknown
    Specifications: Specifications:
    Displacement 260 t.(lt)
    Length 100'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Acoma 130k Arawak (YTM-702) tied up inboard of Acoma (YTM-701) at her berth on Chollas Creek, Naval Station San Diego, CA., circa early 1970s.
    Photo courtesy Chris Hastin, via National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst
    Vincennes 93k Arawak (YTM-702) and Muskegon (YTB-763) assist USS Kalmia (ATA-184) towing the old cruiser ex-USS Vincennes (CL-64) out of San Diego Bay, 7 October 1969. Ex-Vincennes was expended as a target off the coast of Southern California, 28 October 1969. Note that the cruiser's gun barrels have been cut off.
    US Navy photo # K-77750 from the collections of the US Naval Historic Center.
    US Naval Historical Center web site
    Manistee 101k Aerial view of Arawak (YTM-702) foreground, Manistee (YTB-782) (left), and Canonchet (YTB 823) (background) assisting USS Enterprise (CVN-65) away from the pier at San Diego, CA., 15 January 1984.
    DVIC photo # DNSC8507390 by PH1 Bennet USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center

    Arawak (YTB-702 / YTM-702)
    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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