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Accomac (YTB-812)

International Radio Call Sign:
November -Bravo - Echo - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 12 January 1971, at Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 8 June 1971
  • Delivered to the Navy, 17 November 1971
  • Placed in service as District Harbor Tug, Large Accomac (YTB-812) in December 1971, allocated to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco, CA..
  • Active, in service in the Puget Sound area, Commander Naval Region Northwest
    Displacement 282 t.(lt) 356 t. (fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Winnemucca 63k From front to back: Winnemucca (YTB-785), Accomac (YTB-812 and Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) moored at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, in August 1980. Photo by Robert M. Cieri
    CV-43 Coral Sea 85k Accomac (YTB-812) nudges the starboard bow of the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) during docking operations. Coral Sea was returning to Naval Air Station Alameda, CA, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment, March 23, 1982.
    US Navy photo by PHAA Kathy Moss (DVIC id: DNST8205152).
    Note Coral Sea was, at the time, fitted with Phalanx CIWS, SPS-30 and SPS-43A radars.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Accomac 66k Accomac (YTB-812) and a civilian tug nudge the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) to Piers 30-32 at San Francisco, CA., for her Recommissioning Ceremony on 10 May 1986 Photo by Robert M. Cieri
    Accomac 1064k Accomac (YTB-812) and Wenatchee (YTB-808) assist the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) into her berth at Naval Station Everett for a port visit, 15 May 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070515-N-3390M-002 (May 15, 2007) by MC2 Douglas G. Morrison.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Jose 1161k Sailors man the rails as USS San Jose (AFS-7) departs NAS Alameda, CA., having been assisted from the pier by Accomac (YTB 812), 10 August 1981. San Jose was deploying to her new home port in Guam.
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-SC-84-05046 NAS ALAMEDA (10 August 1981 a US Navy photo by PH1 Thomas Berault now in the collections of the Defense Imagery web site.
    Robert M. Cieri

    Accomac (YTB-812)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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