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Wenatchee (YTB-808)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Mike - Hotel - Charlie
NMHC
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 24 November 1969, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 7 July 1970
  • Delivered, 21 December 1970 and placed in service as Wenatchee (YTB-808)
  • Allocated the 11th Naval District at San Diego, CA.
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Bremerton, WA, date unknown
  • Active in service at Bremerton, WA.
    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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    Wenatchee 118k Wenatchee (YTB-808) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Wenatchee 3119k Wenatchee (YTB-808) underway in San Diego harbor, 14 December 1984
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-87-09091by PH3 Davidson.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Wenatchee 3316k Wenatchee (YTB-808) and the commercial tug Cheryl Anne assist the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) as she prepare to moor at San Diego, CA., 9 February 1990.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-90-06658by PHC Chet King.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Wenatchee 2591k Wenatchee (YTB-808) and the commercial tug Mister Randy assist the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) as she prepare to moor at San Diego, CA., 9 February 1990.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-90-06663by PHCS Terry C. Mitchell.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Wenatchee 1153k Wenatchee (YTB-808) passes near the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) off Naval Air Station North Island, CA., 9 May 1991.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-92-01596by PH2 Tracy Lee Didas.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Wenatchee 3628k Wenatchee (YTB-808) assists the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach (CGN-9) as she gets underway at Naval Station San Diego, CA., 1 November 1993
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-94-01233 by PH3 Brian McFadden.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Wenatchee 1642k Wenatchee (YTB-808) assists USS Ohio (SSGN-726) into her berth as she returns to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Facility in Bremerton, WA., 19 December 2005, after completing sea trials. Ohio is the first ballistic missile submarine to complete conversion to the new class of guided missile submarines (SSGN)
    US Navy photo # 051219-N-0000C-001by Mr. Rick Chaffee.
    Chet Morris
    Wenatchee 2095k Wenatchee (YTB-808) assists USS Ohio (SSGN-726) into her berth as she returns to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Facility in Bremerton, WA., 19 December 2005, after completing sea trials. Ohio is the first ballistic missile submarine to complete conversion to the new class of guided missile submarines (SSGN)
    US Navy photo # 051219-N-0000C-002by Mr. Rick Chaffee.
    Chet Morris
    Accomac 1064k Wenatchee (YTB-808) and Accomac (YTB-812) assist the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) into her berth at Naval Station Everett for a port visit, 15 May 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070515-N-3390M-002 (May 15, 2007) by MC2 Douglas G. Morrison.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Wenatchee 401k Wenatchee (YTB-808) assists the Guided Missile Frigate USS Ingraham (FFG-61) into her berth at Naval Station Everett, WA., 9 May 2008. Ingraham is returning to her homeport at Everett after a scheduled 6-month deployment operating in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. The civilian tug Sidell is standing by to assist if necessary.
    US Navy photo # 080509-N-8029B-001 EVERETT, Wash. (May 9, 2008) by MC2 Jason Beckjord.
    Robert M. Cieri

    Wenatchee (YTB-808)
    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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