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Ottumwa (YTB-761)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Kilo - Charlie
NZKC
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 27 December 1960, at Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
  • Launched, 30 May 1961
  • Delivered and placed in service as Ottumwa (YTB-761) 9 October 1961
  • Assigned to the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 October 2002
  • Final Disposition, Transferred General Services Administration (GSA) under the Property Donation Exchange Program, 8 July 2004, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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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    Manhattan
    DN-ST-83-00533
    2002k Ottumwa (YTB-761 and Manhattan (YTB-779) escort the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS Ohio (SSBN-726) through the Hood Canal in Puget Sound, WA. The tugs spraying water into the air is a traditional marine welcome.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-83-00533 and DN-ST-83-00534 by PH1 Harold Gerwien, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Manhattan
    DN-ST-83-00534
    1968k
    Manhattan
    DN-ST-83-00540
    1455k Ottumwa (YTB-761 and Manhattan (YTB-779) assist in the docking of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine a href="http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08726a.htm">USS Ohio (SSBN-726) at Delta Pier, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, WA. Note USCGC Yocona (WMEC-168) in the background.
    DVIC photo #'s
    DN-ST-83-00540,
    DN-ST-83-00541,
    DN-ST-83-00543,
    DN-ST-83-00554, and
    DN-ST-83-00555 by PH1 Harold Gerwien, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Manhattan
    DN-ST-83-00541
    1777k
    Manhattan
    DN-ST-83-00543
    2511k
    Manhattan
    DN-ST-83-00554
    1738k
    Ottumwa
    DN-ST-83-00555
    3000k
    Manhattan 39k Ottumwa (YTB-761) and Manhattan (YTB-779) assist in the docking of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS Ohio (SSBN-726) at Delta Pier, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, WA.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    YTB-768 345k Four Natick class large harbor tugs; Manhattan (YTB-779) (lower left), Arcata (YTB-768) (lower right), Ottumwa (YTB-761) (upper left) and Mishawaka (YTB-764) (upper right) assist USS Ohio (SSBN-726) out of dry dock at Delta Pier, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, WA., 15 August 1983.
    US Navy photo by PH1 Steve Smith.
     

    Ottumwa (YTB-761)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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