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YTB-785 Winnemucca

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign: November - Foxtrot - Xray - Golf

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row Presidential Unit Citation (2) - Navy Unit Citation (2) - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Vietnam Service Medal - Coast Guard Unit Commendation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 23 September 1965 at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 23 December 1965
  • Delivered to the Navy in 5 April 1966
  • Placed in service as Winnemucca (YTB-785) in June 1966 and allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • During the Vietnam War Winnemucca was assigned Task Force 117, the Mobile Riverine Force and participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    10 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 April to 30 June 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    1 July 1970 to 30 November 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 November 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation II
    1 December 1971 to 29 March 1972
    Tet 69/Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign

    30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969

    9 June to 31 October 1969

  • Reassigned in 1973 to the 17th Naval District at Adak, AL.
  • Reassigned in 1975 to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco, CA.
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 4 May 1966
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 21 January 2004
  • Winnemucca earned 13 campaign stars for Vietnam War 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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    LCT-709 119k Winnemucca (YTB-785) and YFU-57 moored at Nha Be Vietnam, circa 1971 © Richard Leonhardt

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

    Brown Water Navy - Tug Boats of Vietnam
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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