From:  Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships





An Indian tribe which lived near Cape Flattery, Wash.

YTB-509: dp. 237; l. 100'; b. 26'; dr. 10'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 10; a. none; cl. Cholooco


Makah (YTB-509) was laid down by Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oreg, 7 May 1945; launched 14 July 1945; and placed in service 30 August 1945.


Assigned to the 11th Naval District, Makah has rendered valuable service for ships of the Pacific Fleet for more than two decades while performing tug and miscellaneous harbor towing assignments out of San Diego, Calif. Reclassified YTM-772 in March 1966, she at present operates in the 11th Naval District.

Transcribed by:  Bill Mozingo,