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Arcata (YTB-768)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Xray - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid Down, 15 May 1963, by Mobile Ship Repair Inc., Mobile, AL.
  • Launched, 30 November 1963
  • Delivered, 9 June 1964
  • Placed in service in 1965, as Arcata (YTB-768), allocated to the 13th Naval District, at Seattle, WA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 4 April 1995
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a target on 2 October 2004, at 33'10.20"N, 120'57.1"W in 1,315 fathoms of water
    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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    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.

    Arcata (YTB-768)
    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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