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Anoka (YTB-810)
Awarded: 22 June 1970
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 5 October 1970
Launched: 15 April 1971
Acquired: 31 August 1971
Struck: 13 March 2001
Fate: Sold 20 November 2001
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: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

Anoka (YTB-810) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Anoka, Minnesota.[1]

Construction[edit | edit source]

The contract for Anoka was awarded 22 June 1970. She was laid down on 5 October 1970 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 15 April 1971.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Anoka was assigned to the 5th Naval District and based at Norfolk, Virginia. She spent her entire Navy career operating as a harbor tug in the lower reaches of the Chesapeake Bay and the estuaries that feed the lower bay.

Stricken from the Navy List 13 March 2001, ex-Anoka was sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 20 November 2001, to McAllister Towing, renamed Missy McAllister.[2]

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