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Pokagon (YTB-836)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Victor - India
NOVI
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 22 October 1974, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 9 April 1975
  • Delivered to the Navy in 24 June 1975 and placed in service as Pokagon (YTB-836) at Naval Station Everett, WA.
  • 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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    Pokagon 120k Pokagon (YTB 836) underway in the Great Lakes area during builders trials, circa early-1975.
    Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Pokagon 90k Pokagon (YTB 836) underway, at Naval Station Everett, WA. date unknown. Robert Hurst
    Pokagon 85k Pokagon (YTB 836) and Natchitoches (YTB-799) move out to assist ships entering port, at Naval Station Everett, WA. in March 1987,
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-87-03082, by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Pokagon 353k Pokagon (YTB 836) returns to the pier as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departs Naval Station Everett, WA. for a scheduled deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080313-N-8029B-038 EVERETT, Wash. (Mar. 13th, 2008)"by MC2 Jason Beckjord.
    Bill Gonyo
    Pokagon 189k Pokagon (YTB 836) underway off Naval Station Everett, WA., 8 September 2010. Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS history for Pokagon (YTB-836) 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
    US Navy Harbor Tug Boats

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