USS Kittanning

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Kittanning

A town in Armstrong County in western Pennsylvania located on the Allegheny River 37 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. In Iroquois dialects the word, kittanning, means "on the great stream."

(YTB-787: dp. 325 (It.) ; 1. 109'; b. 28'; dr. 13'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 12; cl. Pontiac)

Kittanning (YTB-787) was laid down 22 December 1965 by Marinette Maine Corp., Marinette, Wis.; and launched 29 March 1966.

The new large harbor tug was placed in service in the Pacific Fleet 27 October 1966; and in 1967 operates out of Yokosuka, Japan, assisting ships of the American and Allied navies in the Far East. Her labors, like those of countless other service ships, are a major source of American naval strength in the Far East helping to prevent that troubled region from being engulfed by war or communism.