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Akron

Ala

A social division of the Hopi Indians comprised of the Horn Deer, Antelope, Elk, and possibly other clans.

(YT-139: dp. 325 (f.), 1. 100'0"; b. 25'0", dr. 9'7" (f.); s. 13 k. cpl. 10; a. 2 .50 cal. mg.; eL Woban)

Ala (YT-139) was 1aid down on 23 September 1939 at Bremerton, Wash., by the Puget Sound NavyYard; launched on 6 November 1939; and completed on 11 March 1940.

Soon thereafter, the harbor tug was placed in service in the 13th Naval District and operated out of Puget Sound and in Alaskan waters during World War II. On 15 April 1944, the Alaskan portion of the 13th Naval District was established as the 17th Naval District, and Ala was assigned to the new entity. Exactly one month later, on 15 May 1944, she was reclassified a large harbor tug and redesignated YTB-139. Following the war Ala was reassigned back to the 13th Naval District and operated in and around Puget Sound until 1954. At that time, she returned to Alaskan waters under the operational control of the Commandant, 17th Naval District. Ala spent the remaining decade of her Navy career serving in the Aleutian Islands and along the coast of Alaska. In February 1962, she was reclassified a medium harbor tug and redesignated YTM-139. Her activities came to an abrupt halt on 19 May 1964 when she ran aground and then sank in Kuluk Bay near the Naval Station, Adak. Her name was stricken from the Navy list on 20 May 1965.