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Keokuk (YTB-771)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Delta - Papa
NPDP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 5 December 1963, at Mobile Ship Repair Co., Mobile, AL.
  • Launched, 21 May 1964
  • Delivered, 23 August 1964
  • Placed in service as Keokuk (YTB-771), 1 September 1964, in the 1st Naval District, at Portsmouth, N.H., BMC Jerry R. Richter USN in charge
  • Current Disposition, active in service at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H..
    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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    YTL-602 91k YTL-602 working outboard of Keokuk (YTL-771), circa April 1999, probably at or near Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H.
    Photo courtesy of Kurt Horst, BM1, USN. and Paul Smith
    Robert Hurst
    Keokuk 2671k Keokuk (YTB-771) assisting USS Ross (DDG-71), 6 January 2006, into her berth during that ship's visit to celebrate 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Portsmouth Jan 6 2006. Photo by F.John Anderson
    Keokuk 2726k Keokuk (YTB-771) assisting USS Ross (DDG-71), 6 January 2006, into her berth during that ship's visit to celebrate 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Portsmouth Jan 6 2006. Photo by F.John Anderson
    Keokuk 2808k Keokuk (YTB-771) underway off Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, 12 December 2006. Photo by F.John Anderson
    Keokuk 2360k Keokuk (YTB-771) assisting LPG tanker at Piscataqua River LPG facility, 9 February 2007. Photo by F.John Anderson
    Keokuk 2661k Port side view of Keokuk (YTB-771) showing her emblem "Mighty Mouse," while welcoming Tall ships into the harbor at Portsmouth, N.H, 6 July 2007. Note fire hoses saluting. Photo by F.John Anderson
    Keokuk 2861k Keokuk (YTB-771) welcoming Tall ships into the harbor at Portsmouth, N.H, 6 July 2007. Photo by F.John Anderson
    Keokuk 56k Keokuk (YTB-771) and a commercial assist a submarine off SubBase, Portsmouth, N.H. as she is outbound to sea, date unknown. Steve Lowell
    Keokuk 432k

    Keokuk (YTB-771)
    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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