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Oneka (YTM-729)
Oneka (YNT-3) (1942 - 1945)
Oneka (YN-35) (1940 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
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  • Withdrawn from reserve and placed in service in November 1952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.
    Length 91'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Diesel engine
    single propeller, 805shp
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    Oneka 52k 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)
    Oneka 45k

    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
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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