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USS HOGA (Tug)

Oakland, California
County of Alameda.
Jack London Square
National Register Number: 89001429
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Exhibit ship; http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-hornet.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 30, 1989):
The U.S. Navy yard tug HOGA is typical of hundreds of World War II-era naval service craft. A well-preserved, largely unaltered example of this once-common type craft, the HOGA is the only known surviving yard craft that was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. While not engaged in combatting the enemy, these craft performed heroic service, extinguishing fires on burning battleships and other vessels in the harbor and rescuing wounded seamen from the oily waters of Battleship Row. HOGA fought fires on Battleship Row for 48 hours, particulary working on the blazing hulk of USS ARIZONA. For her actions, HOGA was awarded with a meritorious citation.

Condition:
There are currently no threats to the NHL.

Arrangements have been made to transfer the ship from California to Arkansas by the city of North Little Rock.


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