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Pushmataha (YTB-830)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Echo - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI
  • Laid down, 13 December 1973
  • Launched, 31 June 1974
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Pushmataha (YTB-830), 14 October 1974
  • Pushmataha saw service in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 02 October 1995
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 13 September 1995
    Displacement 286 tons(lt) 346 tons(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Pushmataha 930k Pushmataha (YTB-830) arrives for duty at Mare Island, 16 October 1974. Capt. L. S. Smith, Commanding Officer of Mare Island Support Activity, and craft master BMC Milton Pittman are seen aboard the tug. Darryl Baker
    Pushmataha 252k Pushmataha (YTB-830) and Skenandoa (YTB-835) assist the decommissioned nuclear powered submarine USS Nautilus (SSN-571) into her berth as she arrives at Mare Island, 4 June 1979. Darryl Baker
    Pushmataha 95k Pushmataha (YTB-830) moored Alameda-Oakland Estuary at an Alameda Boat Yard for minor repairs in June 1980. Photo by Robert M. Cieri
    Pushmataha 135k Pushmataha (YTB-830) assisting USS Shasta (AE-33) as she leaves Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1982. US Navy photo. Darryl Baker
    Pushmataha 65k Pushmataha (YTB-830) underway in San Francisco Bay during the opening day of Fleet Week, 13 October 1983. Photo by Robert M. Cieri
    594k The nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) being towed by Pushmataha (YTB-830), left, and Skenandoa (YTB-835). The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is visible ahead.
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-ST-85-08393 (28 May 1985)
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-ST-85-08392 (28 May 1985) and
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-ST-85-08387 )28 May 1985) US Navy photos by PHC John Kristoffersen now in the collections of the Defense Imagery web site.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Pushmataha 66k Pushmataha (YTB-830) nudging the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) to Piers 30-32 at San Francisco, CA., 14 August 1985. New Jersey was in San Francisco Bay to participate in the Peace in the Pacific celebration, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the end of the War in the Pacific. Photo by Robert M. Cieri
    Pushmataha 1470k Welcoming ceremonies for USS Dolphin (AGSS-555) at Mare Island in June 1985. Pushmataha (YTB-830) has joined in the ceremony.
    File name: AGSS 555 209129-6-85, Navy Photo, June 1985.
    Darryl Baker
    Parche 366k USS Parche (SSN-683) is backing out her berth at Mare Island on 19 August 1994 with the assistance of Pushmataha (YTB-830) and Skenandoa (YTB-835). The Radiological Repair Barge YRR-13 is seen to the far left
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 267740-8-94
    Darryl Baker
    Parche368kUSS Parche (SSN-683) is backing out her berth at Mare Island on 19 August 1994 with the assistance of Pushmataha (YTB-830) and Skenandoa (YTB-835). The bow of Floating Workshop YR-63 is seen behind Parche
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 267741-8-94
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history for Pushmataha (YTB-830) 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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