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