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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

Hoga (YT-146, later YTB-146 & YTM-146), 1941-____

Hoga, a 325-ton harbor tug built at Morris Heights, New York. was placed in service in May 1941. She served in the Pearl Harbor area throughout World War II and was reclassified YTB-146 in May 1944. In June 1948, she was loaned to the City of Oakland, California, for service as a fireboat. Hoga remained in loan status for nearly five decades. She was again reclassified in February 1962, becoming YTM-146, and was officially placed "out of service" in July 1996. In December 1996 Hoga was transferred to the Maritime Administration for storage, and is presently laid up at Suisun Bay, California.

This page features our only views of Hoga.

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Photo #: 80-G-19940

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


USS Nevada (BB-36) beached and burning after being hit forward by Japanese bombs and torpedoes. Her pilothouse area is discolored by fires in that vicinity.
The harbor tug Hoga (YT-146) is alongside Nevada's port bow, helping to fight fires on the battleship's forecastle.
Note channel marker bouy against Nevada's starboard side.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 116KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-21931

USS Yorktown (CV-5)


Arrives at Pearl Harbor after the Battle of Coral Sea, 27 May 1942, with her crew paraded in whites on the flight deck. After repairs, she departed on 30 May to take part in the Battle of Midway.
The tug Hoga (YT-146) is in the center foreground. The mainmast of the sunken USS Arizona (BB-39) is visible in the distance, just right of Yorktown's stern.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 53KB; 740 x 595 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-312058

Battle of Midway, June 1942


USS Fulton (AS-11) docks at Pearl Harbor on 8 June 1942 with USS Yorktown (CV-5) survivors on board, after the Battle of Midway.
Among the tugs assisting Fulton are Hoga (YT-146) and Nokomis (YT-142).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 111KB; 740 x 595 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 



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25 April 1999