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Pokagon (YTB-836)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Victor - India
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, 24 June 1975
  • Placed in service as Pokagon (YTB-836), date and location unknown
  • Assigned to Naval Weapons Station Concord CA., date unknown
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Everett, WA., date unknown
  • Active in service
    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
    Pokagon 847k Pokagon (YTB 836) American Bureau of Shipping Certificate of Classification for Hull. David Young BMCS USN Ret.

    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
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