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Wauwatosa (YTB-775)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Papa - Xray
NQPN
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 21 August 1964, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 19 May 1965
  • Completed, 21 June 1965
  • Delivered to the Navy in 1 February 1966
  • Placed in service as Wauwatosa (YTB-775) in June 1965 at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 February 2002
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by scrapping, dismantling, 9 May 2005
    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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    Skandawati 78k Wauwatosa (YTB-775), Skandawati (YTB-370) and an unidentified YTL moored at the Harbor Masters tug pier, probably at Yokosuka Navy Base, Japan, date unknown. Robert Hurst courtesy Jeff Lautier, and US Navy Tug Boats web site
    Skandawati 75k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) and Skandawati (YTB-370) moored at the Harbor Masters tug pier probably at Yokosuka Navy Base, Japan, date unknown. Robert Hurst courtesy Jeff Lautier, and US Navy Tug Boats web site
    Wauwatosa 71k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) holding a barge in position while an A4 Skyhawk attack fighter is hoisted aboard USS Hancock (CVA-19) at Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, 7 March 1966. ©Richard Leonhardt
    Wauwatosa 306k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) in dry dock at Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippine Islands in 1983. Note underway fendering for assisting submarines. Dave Campbell BMC/SW USN Ret. Tugmaster YTB-775
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    Wauwatosa 295k
    Wauwatosa 357k
    Wauwatosa 142k
    Wauwatosa 332k
    Wauwatosa 306k "Granny" from "Playboy Magazine" painted on the side of Wauwatosa (YTB-775)'s wheelhouse, circa 1981 to 1984, at Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippine Islands. Dave Campbell BMC/SW USN Ret. Tugmaster YTB-775
    Opelika 100k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) and Opelika (YTB-798) escort the guided missile cruiser USS Sterett (CG-31) from Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., 10 May 1991, as the cruiser departs for her new homeport at Naval Station, San Diego, CA.
    DVIC photo # DNST9110585 by PH1 Ted Salois, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Opelika 68k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) and Opelika (YTB-798) escort the guided missile cruiser USS Sterett (CG-31) from Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., 10 May 1991, as the cruiser departs for her new homeport at Naval Station, San Diego, CA.
    DVIC photo # DNST9110588 by PH1 Ted Salois, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Opelika 105k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) and Opelika (YTB-798) escort the guided missile cruiser USS Sterett (CG-31) from Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., 10 May 1991, as the cruiser departs for her new homeport at Naval Station, San Diego, CA.
    DVIC photo # DNST9110589 by PH1 Ted Salois, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Opelika 94k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) and Opelika (YTB-798) escort the guided missile cruiser USS Sterett (CG-31) from Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., 10 May 1991, as the cruiser departs for her new homeport at Naval Station, San Diego, CA.
    DVIC photo # DNST9110590 by PH1 Ted Salois, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Opelika 79k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) and Opelika (YTB-798) escort the guided missile cruiser USS Sterett (CG-31) from Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., 10 May 1991, as the cruiser departs for her new homeport at Naval Station, San Diego, CA.
    DVIC photo # DNST9110591 by PH1 Ted Salois, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Wauwatosa 480k Wauwatosa (YTB-775) entering port at Naval Station Subic Bay, Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines, 8 December 1991.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-92-02822 by ENS J.R. Hilton, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center
    Bill Gonyo
    Wauwatosa 1275k Newspaper article from the Subic Bay News of 20 September 1984 describing duty aboard Wauwatosa (YTB-775) and the other tugs assigned to Naval Station Subic Bay. Dave Campbell BMC USN S/W Ret. past Tug Master YTB-775 Subic, Philippines.
    Wauwatosa 775k

    Wauwatosa (YTB-775)
    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
    US Navy Harbor Tug Boats

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