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Wanamassa (YTB-820)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Oscar - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 28 October 1972 , at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 4 May 1973
  • Delivered to the Navy, 28 July 1973
  • Placed in service as Wanamassa (YTB-820) at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA., BMC Schuler, craftmaster
  • Assigned to the 10th Naval District, Naval Station San Juan, Puerto Rico, into 1980
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1980
  • Current Disposition, active in service at Guantanamo Bay
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 346 t.(fl)
    Length 108'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Wanamassa 56k Wanamassa (YTB-820) moored at Naval Station Guantanemo Bay, Cuba, circa 1975-78. ©Richard Leonhardt
    Wanamassa 51k Wanamassa (YTB-820) assisting an aircraft carrier into/out of her mooring, location and date unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Oak Hill 2683k USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) assisted by tugs Dakanawida (YTB-831) and Wanamassa (YTB-820) arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to conduct agricultural counter-measure wash downs of all embarked equipment. Guantanamo Bay is Oak Hill's final port visit before returning to the U.S. after supporting Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2011 in the Caribbean. Oak Hill supported Southern Partnership Station 2012, an annual deployment of U.S naval assets in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. LCU 1659 is moving vehicles for wash down.
    US Navy photo # 111213-N-IQ128-049 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Dec. 13, 2011) by R. Vargas.
    Lee Wahler

    Wanamassa (YTB-820)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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