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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

Contributed by Chuck Carnesale

Apopka (YTB-778)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Kilo - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 15 October 1964, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 8 July 1965
  • Completed and delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Apopka (YTB-778), 30 September 1965
  • Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet at Holy Loch, Scotland
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 June 1996 and to be disposed of by transfer to government agencies,
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    Barbel 315k Apopka (YTB-778) moored outboard of a sister tug, date and location unknown. Chuck Carnesale
    Barbel 195k Apopka (YTB-778) underway, date and location unknown. Chuck Carnesale
    Barbel 48k Apopka (YTB-778) underway, date and location unknown. Chuck Carnesale

    Apopka (YTB-778)
    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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