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USNS Apache (T-ATF-172)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Golf - Papa
NIGP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation (2)
Bottom Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4)


Powhatan Class Fleet Ocean Tug:
  • Laid down, 22 March 1979, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 28 March 1981
  • Delivered to the Navy, 23 July 1981
  • Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC), and placed in service as USNS Apache (T-ATF-172)
  • USNS Apache is currently attached to MSC Atlantic
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,387 t.(lt) 2,000 t.(fl)
    Length 218'
    Beam 42'
    Draft 15' (max)
    Speed 15 kts.
    Complement
    Civilian Mariners 16
    Navy (Communications Unit) 4
    Propulsion
    two GMC EMD 20-645F7B Diesel engines (5.73 MW sustained)
    two shafts, controllable reversible pitch propellers mounted in Kort nozzles, 7,200shp
    bow thruster, 300hp (224KW)

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    Apache 160k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    National Association
    of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Apache 69k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
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    Apache 79k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) departing Valletta Port, Malta, 31 January 2002 Photo by Anthony Vella, of Senglea, Malta.
    Apache 91k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored pierside at Marseille, France, 31 July 1999. Photo Guy Schaeffer from the Collection Paolo Marsan
    Apache 153k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored pierside at US Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    David Buell
    Apache 493k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) fitted with submarine rescue equipment at Stavanger, Norway, before participating in Exercise Bold Monarch 2008.
    US Navy Military Sealift Command photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Nassau 1812k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) with Ex-USS Nassau (LHA-4) on tow, 13 April 2011, in Hampton Roads enroute to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX. Group. Photo by Danny Mason USS Nassau
    Apache 1046k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) anchored in the Patuxent River off Solomons Island, MD., for Navy diver training.
    US Navy photo # 120911-N-RU135-004 SOLOMONS ISLAND, Md. (Sept. 11, 2012) by Meghan Patrick
    Lee Wahler
    Apache 192k USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) participating in a vessel board search and seizure (VBSS) drill for sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG-103) Truxtun is conducting its final pre-deployment evaluation with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group to achieve mission readiness and the ability to work alongside international allies in the execution of the Navy's maritime strategy.
    US Navy photo # 131122-N-EI510-009 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 22, 2013) by MCSN Scott Barnes
    Lee Wahler

    USNS Apache (T-ATF-172)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    US Navy Fact File - Fleet Ocean Tugs - T-ATF
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    Last Updated 13 December 2013