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Weehawken (YTB-776)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Delta - Uniform
NQDU
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 13 August 1964, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 8 June 1965
  • Completed, 21 June 1965
  • Delivered to the 9th Naval District in July 1965
  • Placed in service in the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor as Weehawken (YTB-776), 22 October 1965
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 January 2001
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 24 April 2003
    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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    Weehawken 51k Weehawken (YTB-776) underway in the Great Lakes, probably during builders acceptance trials, circa 1965.
    Photo from the Bowling Green University, Historical Collection of th Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Weehawken 1276k Weehawken (YTB-776) foreground and another tug maneuvers the combat stores ship USS White Planes (AFS-4) back toward the water after she ran aground at Polaris Point, Apra Harbor, 30 August 1992. USS White Plains dragged her anchor across Apra Harbor and ran aground after heavy winds broke the vessel free from her moorings when Typhoon Omar passed through the area on August 28th.
    DVIC photo # DN-SN-93-00088 a US Navy photo by PH2 John Gay, USN, now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Weehawken 380k Weehawken (YTB-776) working alongside a ship at Naval Station Midway Island, circa 1967-68. Craftmaster was BM1 Don Hunter, Chief Engineer, EN1 Tom Kincaid is on 01 deck, deckhand facing camera furtherest forward handling line is EMFN Camillo Borruso, 2nd deck hand from bow with back to camera is ENFN Frank Byrne, 3rd deckhand closer to camera is SN Stafford and 4th deckhand is SN White. Caption contributed by EM2 Camillo Borruso YTB-776 Ramon Jackson

    Weehawken (YTB-776)
    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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