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Tomahawk (YTB-789)

/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Kilo - India
NFKI
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National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down in January 1966, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 5 May 1966
  • Delivered to the Navy, 8 July 1966
  • Placed in service as Tomahawk (YTB-789) in 10th Naval District, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Mayport, FL in the spring of 1971
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1974
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion, 1 October 2004
    Specifications:
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 369 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Accohanoc 352k Tomahawk (YTB-789) and Accohanoc (YTM-545) alongside USS Yosemite (AD-19) at Naval Station Mayport, FL., 1973. Kenneth Wendall Jackson IM2 USS Yosemite
    Accohanoc 499k Naval Station Mayport FL., tugs Tomahawk (YTB-789) and Accohanoc (YTM-545) alongside USS Yosemite (AD-19) 1973. Note the two destroyers in the background, one of which is USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865). Kenneth Wendall Jackson IM2 USS Yosemite
    Pontiac 153k Tomahawk (YTB-789) is the backdrop for this photo of the Pontiac YTB-756 crew sitting on the starboard quarter of the tug at their dock at Naval Station Mayport, FL., circa 1975-78. The Pontiac Tugmaster, Mike Beaver BM1, is in the back row far right, closest to the camera. Mike Beaver BMC USN Ret.

    Tomahawk (YTB-789)
    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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