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Massapequa (YTB-807)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Xray - Juliet
NKXJ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 30 October 1969, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 27 May 1970
  • Delivered, 30 November 1970
  • Placed in service as Massapequa (YTB-807), 27 November 1971
  • Active in service Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan
    Specifications:
    Displacement 282 t.(lt) 344 t. (fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 12
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Massapequa 64k Massapequa (YTB-807) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Massapequa 2836k Massapequa (YTB-807) pushes on the stern of the aircraft carrier Midway (CV-41) as the carrier departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan for the last time, 10 August 1991. Midway was based in Japan since 1973, was replaced by the aircraft carrier Independence (CV-62) as the Navy's forward-based aircraft carrier.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-92-00270 by ENS Jeff Hilton
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Massapequa 2836k As the aircraft carrier Midway (CV-41) departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan for the last time, 10 August 1991.Massapequa (YTB-807) sprays water into the air as she escorts the carrier away from the pier. The Midway had been based in Japan since 1973
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-92-00276 by ENS Jeff Hilton
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Massapequa 3862k Massapequa (YTB-807) lower right, and the other harbor craft maneuver the aircraft carrier Ranger (CV-61) into port at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, 18 August 1992, as the carrier visits Japan for the last time during her final deployment prior to decommissioning.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-93-05593 by PH2 Steven Cooke.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Massapequa 3987k Massapequa (YTB-807) moves up to the stern of the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk (CV-63) to assist the carrier in docking at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, 4 August 1994.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-95-00718 by PHAA Jason Kyle Trahan.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Massapequa
    157k USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) is pushed away from a pier by Massapequa (YTB-807) and Muskegon (YTB-763) at Commander Fleet Activities Base (FAB) Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, 10 February 2005.
    US Navy photo # 050210-N-5686B-005 by PH2 Crystal M. Brooks
    Robert M. Cieri
    Massapequa 68k Massapequa (YTB-807) breaks away from the guided-missile frigate Vandegrift (FFG-48) as the frigate departs Yokosuka Bay for the last time as a home-ported vessel of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, 14 August 2006. Vandegrift is moving to its new homeport of San Diego, CA., after being part of Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15) for nearly ten years. DVIC photo # 060814-N-2716P-032 by MC1 Paul J. Phelps, USN. Defense Visual Information Center
    Massapequa 1440k Massapequa (YTB-807) Opelika (YTB-708) guide destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) away from the pier at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan. Curtis Wilbur will be operating off the coast of Japan.
    US Navy photo # 070123-N-6106R-054 (23 January 2007) by MCSN Stephen W. Rowe.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 515k The commercial harbor tug Noshiro assist USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she returns to her berth at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a scheduled underway period. In the foreground are the tugs Manistee (YTB-782); Massapequa (YTB-807); and Opelika (YTB-798) and in the background is USS George Washington (CVN-73) along with various yard craft.
    US Navy photo # 090324-N-9520G-113 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 24, 2009) by MC2 Nardelito Geravcio.
    Bill Gonyo
    Blue Ridge 1133k Tugs Massapequa (YTB-807) and Manistee (YTB-782) assist USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a spring underway period. Blue Ridge will participate in bilateral exercises "Key Resolve" and "Terminal Fury".
    US Navy photo # 100302-N-2013O-002 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 2, 2010) by MC3 Charles Oki.
    Lee Wahler

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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