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Agawam (YTB-809)
YTB-809 Agawam.jpg
Career (USA)
Awarded: 22 June 1970
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 24 August 1970
Launched: 10 April 1971
In service: 28 July 1971
Struck: 9 November 1999
Fate: sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 13 November 2002
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
344 long tons (350 t) (full)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 29 ft 7 in (9.02 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: diesel, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

Agawam (YTB-809) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Agawam, Massachusetts.[1] Agawam was the third ship to bear the name.

Construction[edit | edit source]

The contract for Agawam was awarded 22 June 1970. She was laid down on 24 August 1970 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 10 April 1971.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Agawam was assigned to the 5th Naval District and based at Norfolk, Virginia. The tug has spent most of Navy career providing support for the Navy's ships at the complex of facilities located in and around the Norfolk-Hampton Roads area. Her final tour of duty was spent at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico until replaced by local tugs in 1998.[2]

Stricken from the Navy List 9 November 1999 ex-Agawam was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) 13 November 2002.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Agawam (YTB-809)". http://www.navysite.de/ytb/ytb809.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. Dupee, John (7 March 2012). "USS Agawam (YTB-809)". Cumberland Soundings. http://johndupee.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/ytb809-agawam/. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 

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