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Accohanoc (YTM-545)
Accohanoc (YTB-545) (1945 - 1962)

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Hisada Class District Harbor Tug, Large:
  • Built by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Laid down, 12 April 1945
  • Launched, 09 July 1945
  • Delivered to the Navy as Accohanoc (YTB-545), 28 December 1945
  • Laid up in reserve at Green Cove Springs, FL. instead of being placed in service
  • Activated and place in service in May 1947, allocated to the 7th Naval District
  • With the disestablishment of the 7th Naval District, reassigned to the 6th Naval District at Naval Station Mayport, FL, 01 September 1948
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-545, February 1962
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, February 1987
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 10 June 1987
  • Used in James River Reserve Fleet as tug TD 25
  • Swamped in Hurricane Floyd, 16 September 1999
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown (possibly scrapped)
    Displacement 310 tons (fl)
    Length 101'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 caliber machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Accohanoc 71k Accohanoc (YTM-545) moored pierside at Mayport, FL, probably late 1960s.
    Photo courtesy of Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Accohanoc 499k Naval Station Mayport FL, tugs Accohanoc (YTM-545) and Tomahawk (YTB-789) alongside USS Yosemite (AD-19) 1973. Note the two destroyers in the background, one of which is USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865). Kenneth Wendall Jackson IM2 USS Yosemite
    Accohanoc 113k Ex-Accohanoc (YTM-545) in service as Maritime Administration tug TD 25, date unknown.
    Photo from Ted Stone Collection, via George Schneider.
    George Schneider

    Accohanoc (YTB-545 / YTM-545)
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    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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