USS Awatobi (YTB-264)

USS Awatobi (YTB-264)

USS "Awatobi" (YTB-264) was a harbor tugboat acquired by the U.S. Navy during the close of World War II. She was outfitted with two .50-caliber machine guns and assigned to the San Francisco Bay area where she provided tug services, and other harbor services as required.

Constructed at Tacoma, Washington

"Awatobi" (YT-264) was laid down on 27 March 1944 at Tacoma, Washington, by the J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp.; reclassified a large harbor tug and redesignated YTB-264 on 15 May 1944; launched on 30 September 1944; and placed in service on 1 February 1945.

World War II service

"Awatobi" served out her entire naval career as a harbor tug in the 12th Naval District in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Decommissioning and deactivation

She was deactivated in 1960, and her name was stricken from the Navy list in December 1960. The details of her disposition are not available.


* [ Awatobi (YTB-264), 1945-1960]
* [ NavSource Online: YT-264 / YTB-264 Awatobi]

See also

* U.S. Navy
* World War II
* Tugboat

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