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Poughkeepsie (YTB-813)

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November - Alpha - Alpha - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 16 February 1971, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 23 July 1971
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug, Large Poughkeepsie (YTB-813), 27 November 1971
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 April 2006
  • Final Disposition, to be disposed of, fate unknown
    Displacement 282 t.(lt) 344 t. (fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 12
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Poughkeepsie 57k Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) underway, circa early-November 1971 near Sturgeon Bay, WI. while undergoing trials.
    Photo by Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI., a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Poughkeepsie 249k Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) underway in San Francisco Bay, 1980. Dave Wright
    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
    BB-63 Missouri 80k Poughkeepsie (YTB-813), another tug and a Navy patrol boat welcomes Missouri (BB-63) as she passes under the Golden Gate Bridge while en route to San Francisco for her recommissioning, 10 May 1986.
    US Navy photo.
    Steve Grzezdzinski PH2 USN
    Mercy 63k Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) and another Navy tug assist Mercy (T-AH-19) into her berth at Naval Supply Center, Oakland, CA., 13 July 1987. Robert M. Cieri
    Poughkeepsie 252k Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) heads for Naval Station Treasure Island, CA. after escorting Louisville (SSN-724) into port at Naval Air Station Alameda, CA., 11 March 1992.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-92-06785 by PH2 Geoffrey L. England, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center
    Bill Gonyo

    There is no DANFS history available for Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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