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Manistee (YTB-782)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Oscar - Delta
NFOD
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 9 August 1965, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 20 October 1965
  • Completed, 23 November 1965
  • Delivered to the Navy, 1 February 1966
  • Placed in service as Manistee (YTB-782) in June 1966 at Naval Station San Diego, CA
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 August 2012
  • Sold by General Services Administration (GSA) to buyers in Japan, 29 July 2015
    Specifications:
    Displacement 283 tons(lt) 356 tons(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Manistee 101k Aerial view of Manistee (YTB-782) (left), Canonchet (YTB 823) (background) and Arawak (YTM 702) (foreground) assisting USS Enterprise (CVN-65) away from the pier at San Diego, CA., 15 January 1984.
    DVIC photo # DNSC8507390 by PH1 Bennet USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Manistee 99k Aerial view of Manistee (YTB-782) and Canonchet (YTB 823) assisting USS Enterprise (CVN-65) away from the pier at San Diego, CA., 15 January 1984. Note Constellation CV-64) in the background along with an unidentified destroyer alongside USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37).
    DVIC photo # DNSC8507390 by PH1 Bennet USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Manistee 115k Manistee (YTB-782) underway in Yokosuka, Japan, circa 1999. Photo contributed by Todd Thom to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors. Robert Hurst
    Blue Ridge 55k Manistee (YTB-782) assists USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) into her berth at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 4 April 2005, after her longest scheduled Western Pacific deployment since 11 September 2001.
    US Navy photo # 050404-N-9851B-001 by PH2 John L. Beeman.
    Navy Newsstand
    Manistee 154k Manistee (YTB-782) prepares to go alongside USS Vincennes (CG-49) as the cruiser prepares to get underway from , Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 8 February 2005..
    US Navy photo # 050208-N-9851B-002 by PH2 John L. Beeman.
    Navy Newsstand
    Manistee 72k Manistee (YTB-782) pulls alongside USS Vincennes (CG-49) as the Guided Missile Cruiser prepares to get underway from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 8 February 2005.
    US Navy photo # 050208-N-9851B-003 by PH2 John L. Beeman.
    Navy Newsstand
    Manistee 58k Manistee (YTB-782) comes alongside USS Lassen (DDG-82) to assist the Guided Missile Destroyer into her berth at her new homeport Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 2 September 2005.
    US Navy photo # 050902N9851B003 by PH2 John L. Beeman USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Manistee 249k Manistee (YTB-782) comes alongside USS Curtis Wilber (DDG-54) to assist the Guided Missile Destroyer into her berth at her new homeport Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 13 January 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060113-N-2385R-049 Yokosuka, Japan (Jan. 13, 2006) by PH3 Yesenia Rosas USN.
    Bill Gonyo
    Manistee 66k EN1 Kristopher Brown and BM2 Andrew Welch haul in lines as Manistee (YTB 782) prepares to assist USS Cowpens (CG-63) in getting under way, at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 23 March 2006. Cowpens is homeported at Yokosuka, Japan.
    US Navy photo # 060323-N-1332Y-037 by PHAN Adam York.
    Navy Newsstand
    Tucson393kManistee (YTB-782) assists the USS Tucson (SSN-770) as she arrives at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 30 March 2006. Tucson departed on a six-month Western Pacific deployment from its homeport of Pearl Harbor.
    US Navy Photo # 060430-N-4649C-016 by PH2 Chantel M. Clayton
    Navy Newsstand
    Manistee 46k Manistee (YTB-782) approaches USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) to secure tug lines at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 19 April 2006, as the Guided Missile Destroyer prepares to depart for a scheduled underway period.
    US Navy photo 060419-N-9851B-005 by PH2 John L. Beeman.
    Navy Newsstand
    Manistee 76k Chief Boatswain’s Mate Richard Copeland assigned to Port Operations, maneuvers Manistee (YTB 782) at the bow of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) while assisting the Aircraft Carrier into her berth at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 25 May 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060525-N-2385R-003 by PH3 Yesenia Rosas.
    Navy Newsstand
    Manistee 55k Manistee (YTB 782) at the bow of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) while assisting the Aircraft Carrier into her berth at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 7 May 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070507-N-9520G-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 7, 2007) by MC2 Nardelito Gervacio
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 64k Manistee (YTB 782) and Kittanning (YTB-787) at the bow of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) while assisting the carrier as she gets underway to conduct sea trials, 15 May 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070515-N-0483B-001 - YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 15, 2007) by MCSN Kari R. Bergman
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 68k Manistee (YTB 782) and Kittanning (YTB-787) at the bow of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) while assisting the carrier as she gets underway to conduct sea trials, 15 May 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070515-N-2638R-003 - YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 15, 2007) by MCSN Kari R. Bergman
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 90k Manistee (YTB 782) moves away from USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) after assisting the carrier as she gets underway to conduct carrier qualification, 15 May 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070515-N-6106R-074 - YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 15, 2007) by MCSN Stephen Rowe
    Chet Morris
    Blue Ridge 489k Manistee (YTB-782) and Kittanning (YTB-787) come alongside USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she pulls into her forward-deployed operating base at, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), after returning from a deployment supporting humanitarian missions and operations in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 070321-N-5253W-001 Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan 21 March 2007, by MCSN Gabriel S. Weber.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 51k Manistee (YTB-782) assisting USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 1 June 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070601-N-2638R-005 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 1, 2007) by MCSN Bryan Reckard
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 621k Manistee (YTB-782) and Kittanning (YTB-787) assist the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85) as she pulls into Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 9 July 2007. McCampbell is the newest addition to forward-deployed forces at CFAY.
    US Navy photo # 070709-N-2638R-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 9, 2007) by MCSN Bryan Reckard
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 504k Manistee (YTB-782) assists the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) as she pulls into the forward deployed operating base, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 10 July 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070710-N-0483B-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 10, 2007) by MCSN Kari R. Bergman
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 1466k Manistee (YTB-782) assists the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) as she departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 1 August 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070801-N-0483B-001 August 1 2007 YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 10, 2007) by MCSN Kari R. Bergman.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Manistee 716k Manistee (YTB-782) and other harbor tugs assist the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD-46) as the ship enters port at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 1 September 2007, with simulated Japanese evacuees as part of a Tokyo Metropolitan Government disaster relief drill. Tortuga assisted in the drill by evacuating simulated stranded citizens from Tokyo's Kasai Kaihin Park to the ship via landing craft air cushion LCACs. This is the second year that the U.S. Navy has participated in this type of drill.
    US Navy photo # 070901-N-9520G-003 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 1, 2007) by MC2 Nardelito Gervacio
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 1786k Manistee (YTB-782) assists the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) as she arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 10 September 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070910-N-0483B-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 10, 2007) by MCSN Kari R. Bergman
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 1785k Manistee (YTB-782) assists the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) away from the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 10 September 2007. USS McCain is unit of Destroyer Squadron 15 (DESRON-15).
    US Navy photo # 070910-N-2638R-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 10, 2007) by MCSN Bryan Reckard
    Chet Morris
    Manistee
    127k Manistee (YTB-782) and civilian tugs assist USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as she departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, 18 March 2008, for a scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 080318-N-0483B-002 by MCSN Kari R. Bergman
    Chester Morris
    Kittanning 1668k Manistee (YTB 782) and Kittanning (YTB-787) assist USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as she departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) for the last time. Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73).
    US Navy photo # 080528-N-1251W-006 YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) by MC3 Matthew R. White.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 515k The commercial harbor tug Noshiro assist USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she returns to her berth at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a scheduled underway period. In the foreground are the tugs Manistee (YTB-782); Massapequa (YTB-807); and Opelika (YTB-798) and in the background is USS George Washington (CVN-73) along with various yard craft.
    US Navy photo # 090324-N-9520G-113 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 24, 2009) by MC2 Nardelito Geravcio.
    Bill Gonyo
    Blue Ridge 1133k Tugs Massapequa (YTB-807) and Manistee (YTB-782) assist USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a spring underway period. Blue Ridge will participate in bilateral exercises "Key Resolve" and "Terminal Fury".
    US Navy photo # 100302-N-2013O-002 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 2, 2010) by MC3 Charles Oki.
    Lee Wahler

    Manistee (YTB-782)
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