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Paducah (YTB-758)

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Pontiac Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 5 May 1960 by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA.
  • Launched, 31 August 1960
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Paducah (YTB-758), 24 February 1961
  • Assigned to 5th Naval District, Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 June 1999
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for commercial service, 5 July 2001
  • Commercial Service
  • Sold to Thames Towboat Company, renamed Patricia Ann (ON 1135055)
  • Renovated at Thames Shipyard, New London, CT in 2002; renovation included the installation of bow and stern thrusters, giving the tug superior maneuvering capabilities
  • Patricia Ann, berthed at New London, CT, is primarily used for coastal towing operations and ship assist work with Thames Towboat in New London CT. Her berth is located on the west side of Winthrop Cove, adjacent     to the Admiral Harold E. Shear State Pier.
    Specifications (As Built):
    Displacement 311 tons (lt) 409 tons(fl)
    Length 103'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion (renovated)
    Diesel engine
    2,000hp primary screw
    650hp bow/stern thrusters
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    Nahasho 107k Paducah (YTB-758) and Nahasho (YTM-535) approach an aircraft carrier at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Bill Mozinga and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Nahasho 86k Paducah (YTB-758) and Nahasho (YTM-535) assisting the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) into or out of her berth at either Norfolk Naval Station of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Bill Mozinga and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Paducah 111k Paducah (YTB-758) assisting USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) into/out of her berth at NOB Norfolk, VA., 10 August 1964. USS Barney(DDG-6) is underway in the background. (Cropped 140975802) ©Richard Leonhardt
    Paducah 90k Paducah (YTB-758) and Itara (YTM-391) assisting USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) into/out of her berth at NOB Norfolk, VA., 10 August 1964. Barney(DDG-6) is underway in the background. ©Richard Leonhardt
    Neosho 73k Paducah (YTB-758) assisting USS Neosho (AO-143) getting underway at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 13 August 1964. date unknown. Underway in the background is USS Holder (DD-819). ©Richard Leonhardt
    Paducah 129k Paducah (YTB-758) assisting an unknown US warship, date and location unknown.
    From Jane's Fighting Ships, 1971-72 edition
    Robert Hurst
    Wathena 1250k Paducah (YTB-758) is in the background of this photo of Wathena (YTB-825) tied up at the service craft pier at NOB Norfolk, VA. awaiting orders to assist with the docking of a large number of ships returning from Operation Desert Shield/Storm, 28 March 1991.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-97-00120 by Pat Toombs, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Commercial Service
    Paducah 3248k Ex-Paducah (YTB-758) in commercial as the Thames Towboat Fleet's, newly renovated tug Patricia Ann at her berth in New London, CT., in 2002. Patricia Ann was named after Patricia Hewitt, the late sister of John P. Wronowski. Bill Dunn
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    Paducah 2796k

    Paducah (YTB-758)
    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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