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Acoma (YTM-701)
Acoma (YTB-701) (1946 - 1962)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal (2)

Hisada Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 2 July 1945, at Bethlehem Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 30 August 1945
  • Delivered, 12 March 1946, and placed in reserve with the San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Activated, in August 1946, and placed in service as Acoma (YTB-701), assigned to the 11th Naval District, at San Diego, CA.
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-701, 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, 1 December 1985, fate unknown
    Displacement 260 t.(lt)
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Acoma (YTB-701)
    Acoma 65k Acoma (YTB-701) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Acoma 146k Acoma (YTB-701) assisting USS Valley Forge (CV-45) as she gets underway in 1950 bound for Korea.
    US Navy photo # NH 96940 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Robert Hurst
    Acoma (YTM-701)
    Acoma 130k Acoma (YTM-701) tied up alongside Arawak (YTM-702) at her berth on Chollas Creek, Naval Station San Diego, CA., circa early 1970s.
    Photo courtesy Cris Hastin, via National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Robert Hurst

    Acoma (YTB-701 / YTM-701)
    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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