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Tamaqua (YTB-797)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Victor - Charlie
NZVC
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 16 January 1968, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 14 August 1968
  • Placed in service 26 January 1969, as Tamaqua (YTB-797) assigned to Naval Base Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Reassigned to Diego Garcia , date unknown
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 25 May 2005
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 October 2005
    Specifications:
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 343 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Tamaqua 69k Tamaqua (YTB-797) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Tamaqua 155k Tamaqua (YTB-797) and Opelika (YTB-798) assisting USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) while getting underway at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., circa June-July 1979. Photo by Richard Stiles
    Tamaqua 179k Tamaqua (YTB-797) and Opelika (YTB-798) (stern visible) after disengaging from USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., circa June-July 1979. Photo by Richard Stiles
    Tamaqua 141k Tamaqua (YTB-797) and Opelika (YTB-798) (far right) after disengaging from USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I., circa June-July 1979. Photo by Richard Stiles
    Indianapolis 176k The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) pulls into port assisted by the large harbor tugs Nashua (YTB-774) and Tamaqua (YTB-797), 21 February 1992. Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-ST-92-06636 by JO2 Roger Dutcher, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
    Indianapolis 220k Crew members on the deck of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) position mooring lines after the submarine pulls into a berth at the pier, assisted by the large harbor tugs Nashua (YTB-774) and Tamaqua (YTB-797), 21 February 1992. Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-ST-92-06637 by JO2 Roger Dutcher, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

    Tamaqua (YTB-797)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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