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US Army Large Tug LT-2077
Mizar (RV-1 / YTM-759)
US Army Large Tug LT-2077 was transferred to the US Navy, named Mizar (RV-1)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
US Army Large Tug
Laid down, date unknown, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered to the US Army in 1954
Acquired by the US Navy in 1962 and placed in service as Research Vessel Mizar (RV-1)
Redesignated Harbor District Tug, Medium YTM-759
Mizar was assigned to the Naval Ordinance Testing Station, Long Beach, CA.
Reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-505, name withdrawn
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 1 April 1979
Propulsion system converted to a twin screw configuration by Marine Power and Equipment of Seattle, WA in 1981
Sold to Clear Water Marine Towing of Pennsylvania in 2001, renamed Marine Explorer
Sold to Immels Marine, Inc. of St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands in 2004, renamed Courageous
Displacement 310 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
As Built - diesel, single screw
Commercial Service - two GM16V149Ti' diesel engines, twin screws 2,600BHP
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||Mizar (YTM-759) underway, date and place unknown.
||Courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors - Contributed by Ed Fulcher
||Ex-Mizar (YTM-759) in commercial service, moored, date and place unknown.
||Courtesy Marcon International
There is no DANFS history for Mizar (YTM-769) 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
Last Updated 20 October 2006
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