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Mecosta (YTB-818)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Mike - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 16 August 1972, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 26 March 19723
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service 25 June 1973, at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Adak, AK., date unknown
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 2003
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, 17 March 2004, by transfer to the local redevelopment authority, (Adak, AK), currently moored at ex Naval Station Adak
    Displacement 286 t.(lt) 346 t.(fl)
    Length 108'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Mecosta 75k Mecosta (YTB-818) moored at Naval Station Adak, AK., October 2003. US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site

    There is no DANFS history for Mecosta (YTB-818) available at NavSource
    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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