The Mike Azzolino
- The Mike Azzolino, Ex M/V Cetus,
Ex Russell Jr., was born the CG-119, then USCG Yankton (WYT 72), then USCG
Yankton (WYTM 72).
- This single screw, 110-foot tug, is an Apalachee Class Harbor Tug and sister to
the (WYT-71) Apalachee, (WYT-73) Mohican, (WYT-96) Chinook, (WYT-98) Ojibwa, (WYT-97) Snohomish, and
(WYT-99) Sauk. She was built in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York.
- The Mike worked in WWII and in times of peace. With
home ports in Philadelphia, PA, Portland, MA, and now NY, NY, she has been used in law enforcement, search
and rescue patrols, fire fighting, ice breaking, commercial towing, and even spent time guarding the
US Vice President.
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- Learn about
Mike Azzolino, the man after whom the
Mike Azzolino is named. Read a history of the Mike.
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