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IX-545
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Waxahachie (YTB-814) (1972 - 2007)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Quebec - India

NBQI
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 1 April 1971, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 9 September 1971
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug, Large Waxahachie (YTB-814), 1 January 1972
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, HI.
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in 2006
  • Reacquired and reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-545 No Name, 3 August 2007
  • Current Disposition, IX-545 is a reusable target vessel
    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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    Waxahachie 69k Waxahachie (YTB-814) underway, circa early-December 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, from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Waxahachie 448k From left to right; Waxahachie (YTB-814) Neodesha (YTB-815), Niantic (YTB-781) and Tuskegee (YTB-806) escort USS Missouri (BB-63) as she arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor while enroute to her home port of Naval Station Long Beach, CA., 1 May 1987.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-92-02606 by OS2 John Bouvia
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 2195k Waxahachie (YTB-814) and Neodesha (YTB-815) assist the French helicopter carrier FS Jeanne D'Arc (R-97) as she makes her way through the harbor at Naval Station Pearl Harbor HI., 1 February 1989.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-92-04468 by OS2 John Bouvia
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 1847k Waxahachie (YTB-814) moves in behind the Peoples Republic of China naval training vessel PRCS Zheng He tied up at a pier at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI. at the beginning of a cultural exchange visit, 11 August 1989.
    DVIC photo # DF-ST-89-09481 by MSGT Stephen B. Jones
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 2260k Waxahachie (YTB-814) pushes against the bow of the MSC chartered cargo ship SS Transcolorado (AK-2005) as she ties up at Pier No. K-10 at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., 10 September 1990.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-90-11517 by Ed Weiss
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 1453k Waxahachie (YTB-814) and Tuskegee (YTB-806) escort USS Ranger (CV-61) in preparation for assisting the aircraft carrier while docking at Naval Supply Center Pearl Harbor, HI., 1 June 1991. Ranger was stopping off at Pearl Harbor while enroute to her home port after returning from deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-93-04712 by PH3 Bos
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 1242k Waxahachie (YTB-814) alongside Ranger (CV-61) in preparation for assisting the aircraft carrier while docking at Naval Supply Center Pearl Harbor, HI., 1 June 1991. USS Ranger was stopping off at Pearl Harbor while enroute to her home port after returning from deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-93-04709 by PH3 Bos
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 1349k Waxahachie (YTB-814) escorts USS Ranger (CV-61) in preparation for assisting the aircraft carrier while docking at Naval Supply Center Pearl Harbor, HI., 1 June 1991. Ranger was stopping off at Pearl Harbor while enroute to her home port after returning from deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-93-04708 by PH3 Bos
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 1282k Waxahachie (YTB-814) and Tuskegee (YTB-806) assist USS Ranger (CV-61) while docking at Naval Supply Center Pearl Harbor, HI., 1 June 1991. Ranger was stopping off at Pearl Harbor while enroute to her home port after returning from deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-93-04705 by PH3 Bos
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 1541k Waxahachie (YTB-814) escorts USS Ranger (CV-61) down the north channel at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., 1 June 1991. Ranger was stopping off at Pearl Harbor while enroute to her home port after returning from deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-93-04703 by PH3 Bos
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 2325k An aerial port side view of USS Ranger (CV 61), with her Sailors manning the rails and aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) on her deck, as she is nudged into position by harbor tugs Waxahachie (YTB-814), Niantic (YTB-781) and Neodesha (YTB 815), at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI,. 8 March 1993.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-05-10867 by PH3 Bos
    Defense Visual Information Center

    Waxahachie (YTB-814)
    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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