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IX-540
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Neodesha (YTB-815) (1972 - 2007)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Delta - Oscar
NDDO
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National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 10 May 1971, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 6 October 1971
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug, Large Neodesha (YTB-815), 1 February 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-540 No Name, 3 August 2007
  • Current Disposition, IX-540 Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One, Pearl Harbor, HI..Salvage Training hulk (non-operational)
    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 63k Neodesha (YTB-815) underway, circa January 1972 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 66k Neodesha (YTB-815) assisting USS Ranger (CV-61) out of her berth at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., in September, 1980.
    US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo # 1996.488.064.042
    Mike Green
    Bryce Canyon 120k Neodesha (YTB-815) moves the decommissioned USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36), probably at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., after 30 June 1981.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, December 1981.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Waxahachie 1564k Neodesha (YTB-815) approaches the USS Arizona (BB-39) Memorial at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1984.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-92-02606
    Defense Visual Information Center
    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-ST-87-09116 by OS2 John Bouvia
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Waxahachie 2195k Neodesha (YTB-815) and Waxahachie (YTB-814) 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
    Neodesha 1705k Neodesha (YTB-815) escorts the Chinese navy training vessel PRCS Zheng He through the channel at Pearl Harbor toward the USS Arizona (BB-39) Memorial at the beginning of a cultural exchange visit, 11 April 1989.
    DVIC photo # DF-ST-89-09479 by MSGT Stephen B. Jones
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Neodesha 1207k Neodesha (YTB-815) escorts the Chinese navy training vessel PRCS Zheng He as she proceeds through the channel toward the East Loch at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI. Zheng He is firing her saluting battery as she proceeds up the channel at the beginning of a cultural exchange visit, 11 April 1989.
    DVIC photo # DF-ST-89-09478 by MSGT Stephen B. Jones
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Neodesha 1418k Neodesha (YTB-815) escorts the Chinese navy training vessel PRCS Zheng He as she approaches her assigned berth at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., 11 April 1989. On the pier American officers and sailors stand ready to greet the ship and its crew, having set up chairs and a podium for the welcoming ceremony. The Zheng He has come to Hawaii for a cultural exchange visit.
    DVIC photo # DF-ST-89-09480 by TSGT Kurt Vail
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Niantic 2556k Neodesha (YTB-815) and Niantic (YTB-781), assist USS Ranger (CV-61), with her Sailors manning the rails and aircraft of the Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) on her deck, as she arrives at Pearl Harbor Naval Station, HI., 8 March 1993. In the background is the Arizona (BB-39) Memorial and Ford Island.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-05-10864 by PH2 Wimmer
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Niantic 2215k Neodesha (YTB-815) and Niantic (YTB-781), assist USS Ranger (CV-61), with her Sailors manning the rails and aircraft of the Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) on her deck, as she arrives at Pearl Harbor Naval Station, HI., 8 March 1993.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-05-10869 by PH2 Wimmer
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Neodesha 2325k An aerial port side view of USS Ranger (CV 61), with her Sailors manning the rails and aircraft of the Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) on her deck, as she is nudged into position by harbor tugs Neodesha (YTB-815), Niantic (YTB-781) and Waxahachie (YTB 814) upon arrival at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI,. 8 March 1993.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-05-10867 by PH3 Bos
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Neodesha 958k Neodesha (YTB-815) and Waxahachie (YTB-814) assist USS Coronado (AGF-11), flagship of Commander Third Fleet, out of Pearl Harbor during RIMPAC "98, 20 July 1998
    US Navy photo # 980720-N-2619S-002 by PH2 August Sigur
    Defense Visual Information Center

    There is no DANFS history available for Neodesha (YTB-815) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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