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Kittanning (YTB-787)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Papa - Victor
NFPV
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 22 December 1965, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 29 March 1966
  • Delivered to the Navy, 19 May 1966
  • Placed in service as Kittanning (YTB-787), 27 October 1966
  • Kittanning is assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY)
    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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    Kittanning 61k Kittanning (YTB 787) in her moorings at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY).
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Kittanning 28k Kittanning (YTB 787) at Yokosuka, Japan, circa 1999. Note the stern of two addition Yokosuka tugs, Opelika (YTB-798) and an unidentified tug.
    Photo contributed by Todd Thom, Yokosuka, Japan to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst
    Kittanning 86k Yokosuka Port Operations pusher boats and the Kittanning (YTB-787), move the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) pier side after she recently completed a scheduled maintenance period, date unknown.
    US Navy photo by PHAN Patrick L. Heil contributed by Ray Longaker the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst
    Cushing 73k Kittanning (YTB-787) assists USS Cushing (DD-985) as she departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 8 February 2005.
    US Navy photo # 050208-N-9851B-009 by PH2 John Beeman, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Kittanning 524k Kittanning (YTB 787) assist the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63) out of drydock and to her mooring, 21 June 2006, at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY).
    US Navy photo # 060621-N-5686B-008 Yokosuka June 21, 2006 by MC1 Crystal Brooks.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 67k Kittanning (YTB-787) assists USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she returns to her forward deployed operating base at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 7 September 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060907-N-6959H-001 by OS2 Kevin D. Harris.
    Lee Wahler
    Kittanning 912k The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63), with the assistance of Kittanning (YTB-787) pulls alongside USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62)> as she returns to the forward deployed operating base: Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), following a scheduled underway period.
    US Navy photo # 070212-N-1251W-002 (12 February 2007) by MCSN Matthew R. White.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Opelika 245k BM1 Wemppy pilots the Opelika (YTB-798) behind Kittanning (YTB-787) as Kittanning pulls away from the USS Lassen (DDG-82) after guiding her out of Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled underway period.
    US Navy photo # 070215-N-1251W-002 Yokosuka Japan (Feb. 15, 2007) by MCSN Matthew R. White.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Kittanning 518k Kittanning (YTB 787) assist the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) away from the pier at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY).
    US Navy photo # 070319-N-0483B-003 YOKOSUKA (19 March 2007) by MCSA Kari R. Bergman.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Kittanning 485k Kittanning (YTB 787) and Opelika (YTB-798) assist the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) away from the pier at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY).
    US Navy photo # 070319-N-0483B-001 YOKOSUKA (19 March 2007) by MCSA Kari R. Bergman.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 489k Kittanning (YTB-787) and Manistee (YTB-782) 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
    Kittanning 77k Kittanning (YTB 782) and Opelika (YTB-798) at the bow of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) while assisting the Aircraft Carrier in getting underway to conduct sea trials after completing her Selective Restricted Availability (SRA), 4 May 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070504-N-0483B-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 4, 2007) by MCSN Kari R. Bergman.
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 64k Kittanning (YTB 787) and Manistee (YTB-782) 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 Kittanning (YTB 787) and Manistee (YTB-782) 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
    Blue Ridge 775k Kittanning (YTB-787) assists USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she departs her berth at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), for a scheduled sea period.
    US Navy photo # 070523-N-7446H-010 Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan 23 May 2007, by MC2 Derek J. Hurder.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Kittanning 67k Kittanning (YTB 787) assists USS Chicago (SSN-721) into her berth at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) as Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Robert Dean, Senior Harbor Pilot at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), looks on.
    US Navy photo # 070627-N-1251W-003 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 27, 2007) by MC3 Matthew R. White.
    Chet Morris
    Kittanning 77k Kittanning (YTB 787) stands by after assisting USS Chicago (SSN-721) into her berth at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY)
    US Navy photo # 070627-N-1251W-004 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 27, 2007) by MC3 Matthew R. White.
    Chet Morris
    Manistee 621k Kittanning (YTB-787) and Manistee (YTB-782) 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
    Kittanning 2387k Kittanning (YTB 787) approaches the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as she returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 10 March 2008. Blue Ridge completed Key Resolve/Foal Eagle, an annual joint exercise involving the U.S. and Republic of Korea armed forces.
    US Navy photo # 080310-N-9520G-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 10, 2008) by MC2 Nardelito Gervacio.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Kittanning 1668k Kittanning (YTB 787) and Manistee (YTB-782) 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

    Kittanning (YTB-787)
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