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Oshkosh (YTB-757)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Foxtrot - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Pontiac Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 23 March 1960 by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA.
  • Launched, 29 June 1960
  • Delivered to the Navy, 20 January 1961
  • Placed in service as Oshkosh (YTB-757) in January 1961,
  • Assigned to 5th Naval District, Naval Station Norfolk, VA. in 1961
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 April 1996
  • Final Disposition, sold through the General Services Administration (GSA) for reuse, 14 June 1999
    Displacement 311 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Oshkosh 79k Oshkosh (YTB-757 underway, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Pocono 46k Oshkosh (YTB-757) working USS Pocono (AGC-16) at Naval Operating Base (NOB) Norfolk, VA., circa 1961.
    US Navy photo contributed to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors by Rolan Conoley.
    Robert Hurst
    Oshkosh 68k Oshkosh (YTB-757 and other tugs docking the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) at Pier 12 NOB Norfolk, circa 1963. Contributed to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors by Rolan Conoley. Robert Hurst
    Oshkosh 76k Stern view of Oshkosh (YTB-757 at Pier 2 NOB Norfolk, circa October 1968. Oshkosh had just finished bringing along side the repair ship USS Amphion (ARL-13). In the background is the fleet oiler USS Neosho (AO-143).
    Contributed to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors by Danny G. Cartwright ETCM USN (Retired).
    Robert Hurst
    San Diego 183k Oshkosh (YTB-757 and Marinette (YTB-791) assist USS San Diego (AFS-6) into/out of her berth at Naval Station Norfolk, VA, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, October 1972
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    Oshkosh (YTB-757)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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