From: Dictionary of
American Naval Fighting Ships
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.) ; l. 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
Transcribed by: Bill