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Washtucna (YTB-826) (1973 - 1997)

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Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 1 May 1973, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 9 October 1973
  • Delivered to the Navy in 11 December 1973 and placed in service as Washtucna (YTB-826) in the 11th Naval District at Naval Station San Diego, CA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 August 1997
  • Transferred to the Department of Interior, date unknown
  • Converted to Twin Z Drive, date and location unknown.
  • Reacquired by the Navy and reactivated to Active Service in Bangor WA. as the unnamed harbor tug YT-801
  • Current Disposition, active Puget Sound area
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw converted to twin Z-Drive

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    YTB-826 129k Washtucna (YTB-826) and Canonchet (YTB-823) alongside USS Fox (CG-33) at NAS North Island, in the late summer of 1978. USS Ranger (CV-61) is in the background. Photo by Richard Stiles
    YTB-826 121k Washtucna (YTB-826) coming alongside USS Constellation (CV-64) at NAS North Island in preparation for getting the carrier underway, September 1978. Photo taken from USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Photo by Richard Stiles
    YTB-826 704k Washtucna (YTB-826) nudges the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN-701) into her berth outboard of the 594 class attack submarine USS Plunger (SSN-595) at Sub Base San Diego, 1 July 1982. In the background is the submarine tender USS Dixon (AS-37). .
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-83-10231 by PH2 Randy Hays.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    McKee 126k Washtucna (YTB-826) maneuvering USS Tunny (SSN-682) alongside the submarine tender USS McKee (AS-41) at Naval Station Adak, AK., date unknown. Courtesy Tom Jordan
    USS Tunny (SSN-682) web site
    McKee 152k
    McKee 125k Washtucna (YTB-826), USS Tunny (SSN-682) and the submarine tender USS McKee (AS-41) at Naval Station Adak. AK., date unknown. Courtesy Tom Jordan
    USS Tunny (SSN-682) web site
    YTB-826 849k Washtucna (YTB-826) and another tug assist the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) while mooring pierside at her homeport of Naval Station Everett, 20 August 2007, after a scheduled underway period off the coast of Southern California.
    US Navy photo # 070820-N-3390M-002 EVERETT, Wash. (Aug. 20, 2007) by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Douglas G. Morrison.
    Chet Morris

    Washtucna (YTB-826)
    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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