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Santaquin (YTB-824)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Papa - Lima
NIPL
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 5 March 1973, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 13 August 1973
  • Delivered to the Navy in 30 September 1973 and placed in service as Santaquin (YTB-824) at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA.,
  • Current Disposition, active in service at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba
    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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    Impervious 64k Santaquin (YTB-824) and a civilian tug move USS Impervious (MSO-449) to the pier at Norfolk, VA., 14 November 1991, after being unloaded from the Dutch heavy lift ship Super Servant 4 Impervious was returned to Norfolk after being deployed for 14 months in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    Photo by PHAN Christopher L. Ryan
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 71k Santaquin (YTB-824) assists the dock landing ship USS Portland (LSD-37) into her berth at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., 20 April 1991. Portland was returning to her homeport following a deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9110400 by PH2 Carl USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 60k Santaquin (YTB-824) moves USS Portland (LSD-37) alongside the pier at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., 20 April 1991. Portland was returning to her homeport following a deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9110402 by PH2 Carl USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 80k Line Handlers stand by as Santaquin (YTB-824) moves USS Portland (LSD-37) toward the pier, 20 April 1991. Portland was returning to Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA. following a deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9110405 PH2 Carl USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 156k Santaquin (YTB-824) assists the tank landing ship USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) into her berth at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., 17 April 1991. Manitowoc was returning to her homeport after deploying to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109700 PH3 Tuemler USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 78k Santaquin (YTB-824) pushes on the bow of USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) as the ship is moved into her berth, 17 April 1991. Manitowoc was returning to Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA. after deploying to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109705 by PH3 Tuemler USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 185k Santaquin (YTB-824) helps move USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) into position alongside the pier. Manitowoc was returning to Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA. after deploying to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109706 by PH3 Tuemler USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 76k Santaquin (YTB-824) moves USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) into position alongside the pier at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA.,17 April 1991, as Campti (YTB-816), right, stands by. 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
    Santaquin 186k Santaquin (YTB-824) assists USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) alongside the pier at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., 17 April 1991. Manitowoc was returning to her homeport after deploying to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109708 by PH3 Tuemler USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 171k Santaquin (YTB-824) assists USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) into her berth as Sailors man the rails on the bow of the tank landing ship, 17 April 1991. Manitowoc was returning to Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA. after deploying to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109709 by PH3 Tuemler USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 81k Santaquin (YTB-824) moves USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) into her berth at the pier alongside the Naval Reserve Force (NRF) tank landing ship USS Boulder (LST-1190), 17 April 1991. Manitowoc was returning to Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA. after deploying to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109711 by PH3 Tuemler USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Santaquin 80k Santaquin (YTB-824) assists USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) into the harbor at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., 17 April 1999, as Gunston Hall Sailors and Marines man the rails. Gunston Hall was returning to her homeport after deploying to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DNST9109712 by PH3 Tuemler USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Cornhusker State 1830k Santaquin (YTB-824) and Dakanawida (YTB-831) assist SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) as she arrives at US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay for the exercise Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) 09. JLOTS is a critical capability that allows the military to move forces and supplies without the benefit of a fixed, deep-draft port. The exercise will demonstrate the Navy, Army, and Marine Corps ability to deploy, discharge and conduct reception and staging of equipment in a scenario that requires ships to offload while still offshore.
    US Navy photos # 090605-N-0557G-002 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (June 5, 2009), by MC1 Brian A. Goyak.
    Mike Hibbard
    Carter Hall 1868k Santaquin (YTB-824) and Dakanawida (YTB-831) guide USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) into port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, to take on supplies and fuel. Fort McHenry has been operating off the coast of Haiti providing humanitarian assistance as part of Operation Unified Response. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is the primary logistical hub for routing humanitarian relief to Haiti.
    US Navy photo # 100213-N-1441M-690 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Feb. 13, 2010) by MC2 Marie A. Montez.
    Lee Wahler

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    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors


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