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USS Winnetka (YTB-376)
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Name: USS Winnetka
Builder: Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc.
Laid down: 1944
Launched: 1944
Acquired: 28 June 1944
Commissioned: 28 June 1944
In service: 1944
Out of service: 1946
Struck: 19 July 1946
Fate: Ran aground off Iwo Jima, 1946, damaged beyond economical repair
Status: Abandoned
Notes: Ship International Radio Callsign: NQAT
General characteristics
Class & type: Allaquippa-class harbor tug
Displacement: 318 tons (full)
Length: 102 ft 2 in (31.14 m)
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Draft: 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, single propeller, 1,000 shp (750 kW)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi)

USS Winnetka was a harbor tug in service with the United States Navy, built in 1944 at Port Arthur, Texas, by the Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc. She was placed in service on 28 June 1944. She departed Galveston, Texas on 18 July and proceeded via the Panama Canal to the Pacific. The tug served for some time at Pearl Harbor but, by the beginning of 1945, had moved west to the Marianas Islands for operations principally at Guam and Saipan. She was later reassigned to the naval base at Iwo Jima in the Volcano-Bonins chain and served there until January 1946 when she ran aground on Iwo Jima. Damaged beyond economic repair and not economically salvageable, Winnetka was abandoned where she lay. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 19 July 1946.

Ship AwardsEdit

  • American Campaign Medal
  • World War Two Victory Medal
  • Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal

External linksEdit

  • [1] USS Winnetka YTB-376
  • [2] NavSource, YTB-376

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