Billing Boats Hoga Harbor Tug

$285.95

BB708/WJ1008
Scale 1:50
Length 24.4″
Height 12.2″
Width 6.1″

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Description

Billing Boats Hoga Harbor Tug

Hoga Harbor Tug, also known as USS Hoga (YT-146), is a historic harbor tugboat that served in the United States Navy during World War II. Built in 1940 by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp. in Morris Heights, New York, Hoga was originally designed for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

In 1941, the tugboat was transferred to the US Navy and reclassified as YT-146. During World War II, Hoga played a vital role in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On that fateful day, Hoga assisted in extinguishing fires on numerous ships, including the battleship USS Arizona, which was sunk in the attack.

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hoga continued to serve in the Pacific Theater of Operations, providing harbor tug services in various locations, including the Marshall Islands and the Philippines. Hoga earned two battle stars for her service during World War II.

After the war, Hoga was decommissioned and sold to the Oakland Fire Department in California. The tugboat served as a fireboat in the Port of Oakland for several decades before being retired in the 1990s.

In 2005, Hoga was transferred to the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where she underwent extensive restoration. Today, Hoga is preserved as a museum ship and is open to the public for tours, showcasing her rich history and important role in World War II.

Billing Boats Hoga Harbor Tug Kit Contents: Plan with detailed building instructions in multiple languages, laser cut wood hull, decks from wood, plastic and wooden parts to finish the model, stern tubes with propellers. All fittings included (e.g. position lights, anchors, life-belt, etc.). This kit does not contain paint, glue or tools.

Scale 1:50
Length 24.4″
Height 12.2″
Width 6.1″

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 31 × 12 × 3 in