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Campti (YTB-816)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - India - Lima
NFIL
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 21 May 1972, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 4 November 1972
  • Delivered to the Navy in 22 December 1972 and placed in service at Naval Submarine Base, New London
  • Reassigned to Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA.,, date unknown
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 9 November 1999
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion, 27 September 2000
    Specifications:
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Campti 75k Starboard bow view of Campti (YTB 816) approaching the pier at Naval Submarine Base, New London, 25 May 1985, during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN-731).
    DVIC photo # DNSC8508072 by PH3 Kathy Keil, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 112k Campti (YTB 816) (left background) stands by as Negwagon (YTB 834) and Metacom (YTB 829), assist in mooring the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) upon her arrival at pier 33, Submarine Base, New London, 6 July 1985. The submarine will be permanently berthed at the US Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT. as a memorial.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509406 by PH3 Joan Zopf USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 71k Port broadside view of Campti (YTB 816) underway. Campti is assisting in the maneuvering of ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) into a berth at pier 33, Naval Submarine Base, New London, 6 July 1985. The submarine will be permanently berthed at the US Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT. as a memorial.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509417 by PH3 Joan Zopf USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 76k Campti (YTB 816) and Negwagon (YTB-834) assist in the mooring of ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) into a berth at pier 33, Naval Submarine Base, New London, 6 July 1985. The submarine will be permanently berthed at the US Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT. as a memorial.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509418 by PH3 Joan Zopf USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 171k Campti (YTB 816) (left) stands by as Negwagon (YTB-834) (bow visible on the right) assists in towing ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to Naval Submarine Base, New London, 6 July 1985.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510200 by PH2 Carl Duval USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 160k Port bow view of Campti (YTB 816) spraying water from her water cannons upon the arrival of the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to Naval Submarine Base, New London, 6 July 1985.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510223 by PH2 Carl Duval , USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 84k Campti (YTB 816) trails behind as Negwagon (YTB 834) and Metacom (YTB 829) assist in towing the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to pier 33, Naval Submarine Base, New London, 6 July 1985. The Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Point Knoll (WPB 82367) is escorting the submarine.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510235 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 86k Campti (YTB 816) escorts the dock landing ship USS Portland (LSD-37) as she departs Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., for deployment to the Middle East to take part in Operation Desert Shield, 15 August 1990.
    DVIC photo # DNST9107738 by PH2 Edward E. Crawford USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 89k Campti (YTB 816) assists the dock landing ship USS Portland (LSD-37) at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., as she departs for the Persian Gulf in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, 17 August 1990.
    DVIC photo # DNST9011285 by PH2 Edward E. Crawford USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 57k Campti (YTB 816) prepares to maneuver the dock landing ship USS Pensacola (LSD-38) out of her berth at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., as she departs for the Persian Gulf in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, 23 August 1990.
    DVIC photo # DNST9011247 by PH2 Stephen Batiz USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 95k Campti (YTB 816) comes alongside the pier at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., after assisting ships departing on deployment to the Middle East to take part in Operation Desert Shield, 23 January 1991.
    DVIC photo # DNST9107740 by PH2 Edward E. Crawford USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 76k Campti (YTB-816) (right) stands by as Santaquin (YTB-824) moves USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) into position alongside the pier at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA.,, 17 April 1991. In the background is the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44). Manitowoc and Gunston Hall have returned to Little Creek following their deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109707 by PH3 Tuemler USN
    Defense Visual Information Center

    There is no DANFS history for Campti (YTB-816) available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    US Navy Harbor Tug Boats

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