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Ahoskie (YTB-804)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Mike - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 23 June 1969, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 14 January 1970
  • Delivered to the Navy, 7 July 1970, and placed in service as Ahoskie (YTB-804)
  • Allocated to the 6th Naval District and based at Charleston, S.C.
  • Place out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 October 1996
  • Final Disposition, sold to the City of Eastport, ME. Port Authority, 7 March 1996
    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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    Antigo 76k Ahoskie (YTB-804) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Antigo 3508k Ahoskie (YTB-804), left, sprays streams of water into the air as Antigo (YTB-792) comes alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Macdonough (DDG-39) to escort her up the Cooper River to Naval Station, Charleston, 22 March 1991. USS Macdonough is returning to Charleston following deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-91-08395 (22 March 1991), a US Navy Photo by JO2 Oscar Sosa, now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Robert M. Cieri

    Ahoskie (YTB-804)
    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

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