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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 19 August 1965, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
Launched, 12 November 1965
Delivered and placed in service as Redwing (YTB-783), 1 February 1966
Initially assigned to Naval Station San Diego, but worked in both the 11th and 12th Naval Districts
Assigned to Naval Station Adak, AK., in 1969
Placed out of service, at Naval Station Adak when the base was disestablished, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 2003
Final Disposition, disposed of, 17 March 2004, by transfer to the local redevelopment authority, (Adak, AK), currently moored at ex Naval Station Adak
Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single screw
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||Redwing (YTB-783) assisting USS Enterprise (CVN-65) at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, circa 30 June 1966.
US Navy photo from the San Francisco NARA, Hunter's Point Historical Photo Collection.
||Redwing (YTB-783) underway in the harbor at Adak Alaska, circa 1976.
Photo by Brian M. Godfrey
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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