Navy Tugboats

Does anyone know anything about/ have had experience with the Navy’s tugboat fleet? I saw an article that they have Z drive assist boats and was unaware of that. Are those who work on them service members?

This Navy tug looks to be crewed with a USN crew, its at Yokosuka however and not stateside.

Valiant Class

Tugs with a name starting with USS are most likely crewed by Navy personnel, while tugs with USNS are operated by MSC with primarily civilian crews.

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