From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


A Choctaw chief.

(YTB - 219: dp 410: l. 110'; b. 26'5"; dr. 11'4"; s. 12 k.)

Hatak (YTB-219), a wooden tug, was originally designated YT-219 and built by Greenpoint Basin & Construction Co., Long Island; launched 22 July 1944, Mrs. B. L. Lea as sponsor; and placed in service as YTB-219, 18 December 1944.

After fitting out at New York Navy Yard, Hatak proceeded to report to the 5th Naval District for duty in January 1945. She remained in the Norfolk area as a tugboat until struck from the Navy List 27 June 1957.

Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (