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Negwagon (YTB-834)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Bravo - Zulu
NKBZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 24 July 1974, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 27 March 1975
  • Delivered to the Navy in 19 May 1975 and placed in service as Negwagon (YTB-834) at Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT.
  • Reassigned to Naval Support Activity, La Maddalena, Italy date unknown
  • Current status, active in service
    Specifications:
    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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    Campti 112k Negwagon (YTB 834) and Metacom (YTB 829), assist in mooring the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) upon her arrival at pier 33, Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 July 1985. The submarine will be permanently berthed at the US Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT. as a memorial. Campti (YTB 816) (left background) stands by if needed.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509406 by PH3 Joan Zopf USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 119k Negwagon (YTB-834) assists the decommissioned nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) while en route from the west coast to its original home port at Naval Submarine Base, New London CT.. The submarine will remain as a memorial at the US Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT. In th background is the sailing ship Providence and the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Point Knoll (WPB 82367).
    DVIC photo # DNST8702686 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 136k Negwagon (YTB-834) assists the decommissioned nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) alongside pier 33 at Naval Submarine Base, New London CT., 6 July 1986. The submarine will remain as a memorial at the US Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509407 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 85k Negwagon (YTB-834) edges ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) alongside pier 33 at Naval Submarine Base, New London CT., 6 July 1986.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509408 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN
    Negwagon 78k Starboard broadside view of Negwagon (YTB-834) underway while assisting the ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) as she arrives at her original home port, Naval Submarine Base, New London CT.. The submarine will remain at the Submarine Force Library and Museum as a memorial.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509414 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 76k Negwagon (YTB 834) and Campti (YTB-816) assist in the mooring of ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) into a berth at pier 33. Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 July 1985. The submarine will be permanently berthed at the US Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT. as a memorial.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509418 by PH3 Joan Zopf USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 85k Negwagon (YTB-834) towing the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to its berth at pier 33, 6 July 1985. The ship will remain at the Submarine Force Library and Museum as a memorial.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509421 by PH3 Joan Zopf USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 174k Negwagon (YTB-834) towing the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) under a drawbridge on the Thames River. 6 July 1985. The submarine is being towed at a berth at the Submarine Force Library and Museum, where it will remain as a memorial.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509423 by PH3 Joan Zopf USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 74k Negwagon (YTB-834) crew members stand by during the tow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to the Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 July 1985. Nautilus is to become a memorial at the Submarine Force Library and Museum.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510190 by PH2 Carl Duvall
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 59k Starboard bow view of Negwagon (YTB-834) underway enroute to attach her towing hawsers to the ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) during an operation to tow the nuclear-powered attack submarine to the Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 July 1985. A Coast Guard patrol boat is visible in the background.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510201 by PH2 Carl Duvall
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 187k Negwagon (YTB-834) and crew members of Metacom (YTB-829) (foreground) secure tow lines the ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) while enroute on the Thames River to the Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 July 1985.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510202 by PH2 Carl Duvall
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 110k Negwagon (YTB-834) secured to the port bow of ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) tows the decommissioned nuclear powered submarine under a bridge on the Thames River enroute to the Naval Submarine Base New London, CT., 6 July 1985.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510206 by PH2 Carl Duvall
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 71k Negwagon (YTB-834) secured to the port bow of ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) tows the decommissioned nuclear powered submarine up the Thames River enroute to the Naval Submarine Base New London, CT., 6 July 1985.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    Negwagon 64k Bow on view of Negwagon (YTB-834) as she assists in towing ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to the Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 July 1985 The sailing ship Providence is visible in the background.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510222 by PH2 Carl Duvall
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 63k Negwagon (YTB-834) assists in moving ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to her mooring it at pier 33., Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 July 1985. The Nautilus will remain at the Submarine Force Library and Museum as a memorial.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510237 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 110k Negwagon (YTB-834) assists in the towing of decommissioned nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to a berth at pier 33, Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 July 1985. In th background are two Yard Patrol Craft (YP)s, the sailing ship Providence and the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Point Knoll (WPB 82367).
    DVIC photo # DNST8702310 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 237k Negwagon (YTB-834) transports guests to the USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) for a tour following the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine, 6 October 1984.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8507345
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 87k Starboard bow view of Negwagon (YTB-834) underway at the Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 6 October 1984
    DVIC photo # DNSN8507379
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Negwagon 85k Negwagon (YTB-834) and Metacom (YTB-829) escort the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS Ohio (SSBN-726), off Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 1 November 1981, following her final sea trials before commissioning. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp.
    US National Archives photo # NN33300514, by PH1 Dale L. Anderson, USN (Released 30 Jun 2005)
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Emory S Land 648k Negwagon (YTB-834) and Petalesharo (YTB-832) assist USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) as she departs her homeport in Italy for the final time on 29 September 2007. Emory S. Land left after eight years of providing mobile fleet support to submarines and surface ships in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 070929-N-2566U-001 LA MADDALENA, Italy (Sept. 29, 2007) by MC2 Jesus Uranga.
    Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history for Negwagon (YTB-834) 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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