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Mishawaka (YTB-764)

International Radio Call Sign:
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)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Mishawaka (YTB-964)
    Mishawaka 102k 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. Richard Stiles
    Mishawaka 96k Mishawaka (YTB-764) underway in the Puget Sound area, date unknown. Paul Smith
    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.
    Commercial Service
    Mishawaka 16k 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
    Mishawaka 192k Alois moored in her berth at Port Arthur, TX. after being towed from the Netherlands, awaiting sale, circa late 2010. James Swank

    Mishawaka (YTB-764)
    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

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