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Redwing (YTB-783)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Bravo - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 19 August 1965, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 12 November 1965
  • Delivered and placed in service as Redwing (YTB-783), 1 February 1966
  • Initially assigned to Naval Station San Diego, but worked in both the 11th and 12th Naval Districts
  • Assigned to Naval Station Adak, AK., in 1969
  • Placed out of service, at Naval Station Adak when the base was disestablished, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 2003
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, 17 March 2004, by transfer to the local redevelopment authority, (Adak, AK), currently moored at ex Naval Station Adak
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Redwing 111k Redwing (YTB-783) assisting USS Enterprise (CVN-65) at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, circa 30 June 1966.
    US Navy photo from the San Francisco NARA, Hunter's Point Historical Photo Collection.
    Tracy White
    Redwing 68k
    Redwing 75k Redwing (YTB-783) underway in the harbor at Adak Alaska, circa 1976.
    Photo by Brian M. Godfrey

    Redwing (YTB-783)
    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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