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Oneka (YNT-3) (1942 - 1945)
Oneka (YN-35) (1940 - 1942)
November - Alpha - Foxtrot - Bravo
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 1939 as the tug Counselor No. 478 at Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Acquired by the US Navy October 1939
Placed in service as the Yard Net Tender Oneka (YN-35)
Allocated to the 10th Naval District at Naval Station Guantanamo, Bay Cuba
Reclassified Yard Net Tender Tug YNT-3, 8 April 1942
Reclassified Harbor Tug Medium YTM-729, 4 August 1945
Placed out of service in October 1947 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange, TX.
Withdrawn from reserve and placed in service in November 1952
Assigned to NAS Pensacola, 26 February 1953
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 11 April 1963
Sold, 11 April 1963, to National Bulk Carriers, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 132 t.
single propeller, 805shp
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||Ex-Oneka (YTM-729) at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, date unknown
||Robert Hurst, courtesy Francisco Bulnes and the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
View the Oneka (YN-35 / YNT-3 / YTM-729)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 5 June 2009
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