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Houma (YTB-811)

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

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 1 December 1970, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 8 May 1971
  • Delivered to the Navy, 23 September 1971, and placed in service as Houma (YTB-811)
  • Allocated to Naval Base Roosevelt Roads, San Juan Puerto Rico
  • Place out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 November 1999
  • Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 6 March 2003, to Marine Tug LLC, Falmouth, ME. for $138,000
  • Resold to McAllister Towing, Renamed Stacy McAllister converted to Z-Drive, assigned to Jacksonville, FL.
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    (As Built) one 10-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse Diesel engine, single propeller, 2,000shp
    (Modernized by McAllister Towing) conversion to two CAT 3516B Diesel engines, Horsepower 4,000, Bollard Pull: 55 tons, Propellers: Two Schottel SRP 1012, Z-Drive, Tractor Tug
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    Houma (YTB-811)
    Houma 53k Houma (YTB-811) underway, circa early-September 1971 near Sturgeon Bay, WI. while undergoing trials.
    Photo by Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI., a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Paul Smith and Stan Svec
    Houma 60k
    Houma 53k Houma (YTB-811) assists USS Talbot (DEG-4) into her berth at Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, 14 June 1984.
    US Navy photo # DVID #DN-ST-90-01502 by PH2 Paul Erickson from the Defense Visual Information Center
    Defense Imagery
    Commercial Service
    Houma 8661k Ex-Houma (YTB-811) in commercial service as McAllister Towing's Stacy McAllister underway in the harbor at Jacksonville, FL., date unknown
    Photo courtesy McAllister Towing
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history for Houma (YTB-811) available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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