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Ankachak (YTM-767)
Ankachak (YTB-501) (1945 - 1966)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Ankachak (YTM-767) was transferred to Greece and renamed HS Aias (A412)
Sassaba Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Laid down, 20 April 1945, at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT.
  • Launched, 18 July 1945
  • Delivered to the US Navy, as Ankachak (YTB-501), 5 November 1945
  • Laid up with the Green Cove Springs Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Activated in August 1948, assigned to the 5th Naval District, Norfolk, VA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-767 in March 1966
  • Placed out of service, 1 July 1966
  • Transferred to the Greek Navy under lease arrangements, renamed HS Aias (A412)
  • Struck from the US Naval Register in December 1977 and sold to Greece
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 260 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Ankachak (YTB-501)
    Observation Island 578k Ankachak (YTB-501) in the background of this photo of USS Observation Island (E-AG-154) getting underway after conversion at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1959 to accommodate testing of FBM weapons system. Mary Lou Lockhart
    Ankachak (YTM-767)
    CVA-59 Forrestal 201k Ankachak (YTM-767), is partially visible in the foreground, with USS Forrestal (CVA-59), at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA. early 1968 (probably February–April). Forrestal was completing extensive repairs after the tragic July 1967 fire. Photo taken from USS John W. Weeks (DD-701), while entering or departing the shipyard. Rich Riddlebarger USS John W. Weeks

    Ankachak (YTB-501 / YTM-767)
    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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