Monday, July 11, 2005

The USS Hoga (YT-146)

The USS Hoga is a tiny little tugboat with a great big history. The photo at left shows the USS Hoga fighting fire aboard the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

The Navy has awarded the Hoga to AIMM and the City of North Little Rock after a grueling process.

Mayor Hays and Greg Zonner will be traveling to Washington D.C. very soon to complete the transaction by signing the transfer agreement. More information will be posted as we need to. When we get the Hoga here, AIMM will have boats that served from the beginning of the war in Pearl Harbor to the signing of the surrender documents by Japan. The Razorback was one of 12 submarines that stood by in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945 as the surrender was being signed on the decks of the USS Missouri. Arkansas is very lucky to have two historic vessels such as these for people to experience.


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