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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:55 pm

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Built as a harbour tug by the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California for the USA Navy.
02 March 1903 laid down.
20 August 1903 launched as the USS SOTOYOMO (YTM-9/YT-9/Harbor Tug No.9).
Displacement 230 tons, Dim. 30 x 6.68 x 2.74m. (draught)
Powered by one steam engine, coal fired, 450 shp, one shaft speed 11 knots.
Crew 9.
01 July 1911 commissioned.

USS SOTOYOMO (YTM-9/YT-9/Harbor Tug No.9) was a harbor tug built at the turn of the twentieth century. She saw service in both World War I and World War II and was heavily damaged by the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The name SOTOYOMO commemorates a part of the war-like Sioux tribe of Indians. SOTOYOMO was the oldest vessel at Pearl Harbor in service at the time of the attack.

SOTOYOMO was laid down 2 March 1903, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, she was launched 20 August 1903. She served in both World War I and World War II.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
SOTOYOMO was in floating dry dock YFD-2 with USS SHAW undergoing overhaul when Pearl Harbor was attacked 7 December 1941. Explosions and fires on Shaw greatly damaged SOTOYOMO which resulted in total submersion. Originally SOTOYOMO was deemed a total loss, but she was later refloated, repaired, and rehabilitated.

Further service in World War II
SOTOYOMO served throughout World War II in various locations across the Pacific.

September 1946 she was scuttled off Leyte.

Sierra Leone 1991 silhouette in border of the sheet Pearl Harbor attack 07 December 1941.
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