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Tutahaco

 

An Indian name said to have been applied by members of Coronado's expedition (1540-1541) to a group of villages on the Rio Grande in New Mexico near the present-day town of Bernalillo.

 

(YTB-524: dp. 218 (tl.); 1. 101'; b. 28'; dr. 11'; s. 12 k. (tl.); cpl. 10; cl. Hisada)

 

Tutahaco (YTB-524) was laid down on 1 May 1945 at Jacksonville, Fla., by Gibbs Corporation Marine Repair Yard; launched in August 1945; and completed and delivered to the Navy on 6 November 1945.

 

Placed in service, the large harbor tug began duties with the 10th Naval District, San Juan, Puerto Rico, early in 1946. Redesignated a medium harbor tug— YTM—on 2 February 1962, she was still in service, assigned to the 10th Naval District, in 1980, after almost 30 years in the Caribbean.