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Canonchet (YTB-823)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Foxtrot - Lima
NZFL
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 7 February 1973, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 10 July 1973
  • Delivered to the Navy, 23 September 1973
  • Placed in service as Canonchet (YTB-823) at Naval Station San Diego, CA.
  • Current Disposition, active in service
    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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    YTB-826 129k Washtucna (YTB-826) and Canonchet (YTB-823) alongside USS Fox (CG-33) at NAS North Island, in the late summer of 1978. USS Ranger (CV-61) is in the background. Photo by Richard Stiles
    Canonchet 112k Canonchet (YTB-823) underway in San Diego Bay off NAS North Island, in September 1978. Photo taken from USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) Photo by Richard Stiles
    Canonchet 156k Aerial starboard bow view of Canonchet (YTB-823) underway at San Diego, 1 May 1983.
    DVIC photo # DNSC8402003 by PH1 David Maclean, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 99k Aerial starboard quarter view of Canonchet (YTB-823) underway at San Diego, 1 May 1983
    DVIC photo # DNSC8402004 by PH1 David Maclean, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 96 Canonchet (YTB-823) underway in San Diego Bay off NAS North Island, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    Manistee 197k Aerial view of Canonchet (YTB-823), (background) Manistee (YTB-782) (left), and Arawak (YTM 702) (foreground) assisting USS Enterprise (CVN-65) away from the pier at San Diego, CA., 15 January 1984.
    DVIC photo # DNSC8507390 by PH1 Bennet USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Manistee 52k Aerial view of Canonchet (YTB-823) and Manistee (YTB-782) assisting USS Enterprise (CVN-65) away from the pier at San Diego, CA., 15 January 1984. Note USS Constellation CV-64) in the background along with an unidentified destroyer alongside USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37).
    DVIC photo # DNSC8507390 by PH1 Bennet USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 67k Canonchet (YTB-823) works with a smaller tug to move the stern of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) away from her moorings at Naval Air Station, North Island, 3 January 1987. Kitty Hawk is getting underway for the East Coast after being reassigned to the Atlantic Fleet.
    DVIC photo # DNSC8711540 by PH3 Charlo Wharton, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 132k Canonchet (YTB-823) assists the guided missile cruiser USS Jouett (CG-29) at San Diego, CA., 29 August 1988. Note the Amphibious Assault Ship USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) in the background.
    DVIC photo # DNSC8902014 by PH3 Muscott, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 106k Canonchet (YTB-823) tows the stern of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) past the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) as the Constellation departs San Diego during PACEX 89, 18 September 1989.
    DVIC photo # DNST9008756 by PHAN Heuer, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 187k Canonchet (YTB-823) escorts the Russian Udoloy Class Destroyer Admiral Vinogradov toward Naval Station, San Diego as Soviet officers watch from the railing, 31 July 1990. In addition to the Admiral Vinogradov, the Sovremenny class destroyer Boyevoy and the Kaliningradneft class support tanker Argun are arriving at San Diego for a four-day, goodwill visit.
    DVIC photo # DNST9010885 by CWO2 Gary Martin, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 197k Canonchet (YTB-823) maneuvers the frigate USS Marvin Shields (FF-1066) towards her berth at San Diego as line handlers stand by on the pier, 24 March 1991. Marvin Shields is returning to San Diego from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109780 by PH1 Richard J. Oriez, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 76k Canonchet (YTB-823) maneuvers the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) toward a pier as commercial harbor tugs position the amphibious cargo ship USS Durham (LKA-114) alongside the adjacent pier, 17 April 1991. Both ships are returning deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109191 by JO1 Joseph Lancaster, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 75k Canonchet (YTB-823) accompanies the red, white and blue garlanded USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) through the harbor at San Diego, CA., 17 April 1991. Fort McHenry has returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109770 by JO2 Rachel Steele, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 52k Canonchet (YTB-823) assists USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) into her berth at San Diego following her return from the Persian Gulf, 17 April 1991. A garland decorates the bow of the amphibious cargo ship USS Durham (LKA-114) moored to an adjacent pier. Durham has also returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # NST9110336 by PH2 Larry Nixon, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 61k Canonchet (YTB-823) assists the guided missile cruiser USS Valley Forge (CG-50) into her berth at San Diego, 8 June 1991. Valley Forge has returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9200504 by PH1 R.J. Oriez, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 83k Canonchet (YTB-823) assists the garland decorated USS Germantown (LSD-42) into port at San Diego, CA., 29 August 1991. Germantown along with other ships of Amphibious Squadron One are returning from the Persian Gulf area where she was deployed during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9201950 by JO1(AW) Joseph F. Lancaster, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Canonchet 86k Canonchet (YTB-823) nudges the garland decorated dock landing ship USS Germantown(LSD-42) into her berth at San Diego, CA., 29 August 1991. Germantown along with other ships of Amphibious Squadron One are returning from the Persian Gulf area where she was deployed during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9201951 by JO1(AW) Joseph F. Lancaster, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Germantown 730k Harbor tugs Canonchet (YTB-823) and Manhattan (YTB-779) assist USS Germantown (LPD-42) as she arrives in Seattle for the 2008 Seafair Fleet Week. During the week long stay in Seattle, Sailors will get a chance to explore the local community. Navy Weeks are designed to raise awareness in metropolitan areas that do not have a significant Navy presence.
    US Navy photos # 080729-N-7656R-001 SEATTLE (July 29, 2008)
    080729-N-7656R-002 SEATTLE (July 29, 2008)
    and
    080729-N-7656R-001 SEATTLE (July 29, 2008) by MC2 Eric J. Rowley.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Germantown 527k
    Germantown 487k

    There is no DANFS history for Canonchet (YTB-823) available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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