Manistee (YTB-782)

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For other ships with the same name, see USS Manistee (YT-173).
Manistee (YTB-782)
Manistee (YTB-782) assists the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) as she departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan(CFAY), 1 August 2007.
United States
Ordered: 14 January 1965
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 9 August 1965
Launched: 20 October 1965
Completed: 23 November 1965
Acquired: 1 February 1966
In service: June 1966
Struck: 29 August 2012
Status: Sold. Departed Yokosuka on Back to the Future Day October 21st 2015. Destination the Panama Canal.
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tug
  • 283 long tons (288 t) (light)
  • 356 long tons (362 t) (full)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Diesel engine, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

Manistee (YTB‑782) is a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Manistee, Michigan.[1] She is the second tug to bear the name.


The contract for Manistee was awarded 14 January 1965. She was laid down on 9 August 1965 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 20 October 1965.

Operational history

On 23 November 1965, Manistee, in company with another newly constructed tug, Redwing (YTB-783), departed the builder's yard for delivery to the Naval Station San Diego, California, where she was placed in service in June. Manistee, fitted with special fenders to allow work with the Navy's newer round-hulled nuclear power submarines, remained in the 11th Naval District, assisting larger Navy ships in docking and performing general towing services into the 1990s.

Sometime before 1999, Manistee was transferred to Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan where she remains in active status.


  1. "Manistee (YTB-782)". Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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