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Metacom (YTB-829)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Echo - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 13 November 1973, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI
  • Launched, 19 June 1974
  • Delivered to the Navy in 21 September 1974 and placed in service as Metacom (YTB-829) at Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 5 January 2001
  • Final Disposition, transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers and renamed Demolen, 5 January 2001
    Displacement 286 t.(lt) 346 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Metacom (YTB-829)
    Negwagon 85k Metacom (YTB-829) and Negwagon (YTB-834) escort the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine PCO Ohio (SSBN-726), off Naval Submarine Base, New London, 1 November 1981, following her final sea trials before commissioning. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp.
    US National Archives photo # NN33300514, by PH1 Dale L. Anderson, USN (Released 30 Jun 2005)
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 112k Metacom (YTB-829) (forward of) Negwagon (YTB 834) assist in mooring the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) upon her arrival at pier 33, Naval Submarine Base, New London, 6 July 1985. The submarine will be permanently berthed at the US Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT. as a memorial. Campti (YTB 816) (left background) stands by.
    DVIC photo # DNSN8509406 by PH3 Joan Zopf USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Campti 84k Metacom (YTB-829) and Negwagon (YTB 834) assist in towing the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to pier 33, Naval Submarine Base, New London as Campti (YTB 816) trails behind, 6 July 1985. The Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Point Knoll (WPB 82367) is escorting the submarine.
    DVIC photo # DNST8510235 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Metacom 96k Metacom (YTB-829), Negwagon (YTB-834) a Yard Patrol Craft and a Sturgeon class nuclear-powered attack submarine are tied up at the pier area 4, Naval Submarine Base, New London, 14 July 1991.
    DVIC photo # DNST9204178 by Don S. Montgomery
    Defense Visual Information Center
    US Army Tug Demolen
    Chetek 243k Demolen moored pierside at the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Buffalo, N.Y., date unknown. US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo

    There is no DANFS history for Metacom (YTB-829) available at NavSource
    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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