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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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November - Mike - Hotel - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 1 February 1962, by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA.
Launched, 3 January 1963
Completed and delivered to the Navy, 19 April 1963
Placed in service as Mishawaka (YTB-764) in April 1963 in the 11th Naval District at San Diego, CA.
Reassigned to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 October 2002
Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to E.J. Ventures LP, Texas, for commercial service, renamed Alois
Alois arrived, 25 August, 2008 with a ship on tow in the port of Harlingen, Netherlands
Upon arrival at Harlingen Alois was seized by court order and auctioned off by the international trade union ITF, for 400,000 euros
Towed from Rotterdam to Port Arthur, TX in 2010, where she is now berthed, awaiting sale by the bank
Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single screw
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||Mishawaka (YTB-764) underway in San Diego Bay, with downtown San Diego in the background, while heading out to meet incoming shipping near NAS North Island, circa mid-1980.
||Mishawaka (YTB-764) underway in the Puget Sound area, date unknown.
||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.
||Ex-Mishawaka (YTB-764) renamed Alois moored in the harbor at Harlingen, The Netherlands after being seized by the courts, 13 October 2008. Photo by Marius Esman
||Hans van der Ster
||Alois moored in her berth at Port Arthur, TX. after being towed from the Netherlands, awaiting sale, circa late 2010.
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
Last Updated 15 August 2014
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