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YTB-763 Muskegon

International Radio Call Sin:
November - Alpha - Kilo - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down in February 1962, by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA.
  • Launched in August 1962
  • Completed and delivered to the Navy in April 1963
  • Placed in service as Muskegon (YTB-763) in April 1963 in the 11th Naval District at Naval Station San Diego, CA.
  • Reassigned to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) (date unknown)
  • Current Disposition, active in service
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Muskegon 3192k Muskegon (YTB-763) amongst a nest of destroyers at Naval Station San Diego, CA., 5 February 1966. Ships present, left to right, include:
    Cavalier (APA-37)
    Unidentified Destroyer
    Herbert J. Thomas (DD-833)
    Braine (DD-630)
    Stoddard (DD-566)
    Ingersoll (DD-654)
    Mount McKinley (AGC-7) and
    Gunston Hall (LSD-5).
    The sailor in the foreground is ETR3 Rich Wooley USN.
    Photo ©Richard Leonhardt
    Vincennes 93k Muskegon (YTB-763) and Arawak (YTM-702) assist Kalmia (ATA-184) towing the old cruiser Vincennes (CL-64) out of San Diego Bay, 7 October 1969. Ex-Vincennes was expended as a target off the coast of Southern California, 28 October 1969. Note that the cruiser's gun barrels have been cut off.
    US Navy photo # K-77750 from the collections of the US Naval Historic Center.
    US Naval Historical Center web site
    Muskegon 5131k Muskegon (YTB-763) moving in alongside the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in preparation for docking the ship at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 11 March 1994. Carl Vinson was making a port visit before deploying to the Persian Gulf.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-95-00517 by PHAN Trahan, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Muskegon 90k Muskegon (YTB-763) while working alongside a ship at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 13 May 2004.
    US Navy photo # 040513N2101W031 by PH1 Alan Warner, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    157k USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) is pushed away from a pier by Massapequa (YTB-807) and Muskegon (YTB-763) at Commander Fleet Activities Base (FAB) Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, 10 February 2005.
    US Navy photo # 050210-N-5686B-005 by PH2 Crystal M. Brooks
    Robert M. Cieri
    Muskegon 644k Muskegon (YTB-763) assists the guided missile cruiser Vincennes (CG-49) away from a pier at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), for the last time. Vincennes departed Yokosuka for Naval Station San Diego, CA, where she will be decommissioned, 4 July 2005.
    US Navy photo # 050704-N-7526R-003 by JOSN Mark R. Plate, USN, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo

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