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Ketchikan (YTB-795)

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

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 18 December 1967, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 11 June 1968
  • Delivered to the Navy in 6 November 1968 and placed in service as Ketchikan (YTB-795) and assigned to Naval Station Guam, Marianas Islands
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 2001
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 25 April 2003
    Displacement 286 t.(lt) 346 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Ketchikan 69k Ketchikan (YTB-795) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Blue Ridge 1408k A starboard bow view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) being assisted by Ketchikan (YTB-795) and another tug, while docking at Sierra Pier, Naval Station Guam during Exercise TANDEM THRUST '99.
    US Marine Corps photo # 990325-M-5506S-018 APRA, GUAM 25 March 1999, by LCPL Penny Surdukan.
    Robert M. Cieri

    There is no DANFS history for Ketchikan (YTB-795) available at NavSource
    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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