|Awarded:||18 January 1963|
|Builder:||Mobile Ship Repair, Inc, Mobile, Alabama|
|Laid down:||15 May 1963|
|Launched:||30 November 1963|
|In service:||March 1965|
|Struck:||4 April 2004|
|Fate:||Sunk as a target 2 October 2004|
|Class & type:||Natick-class large harbor tug|
283 long tons (288 t) (light)|
356 long tons (362 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)|
Construction[edit | edit source]
The contract for Arcata was awarded 18 January 1963. She was laid down on 15 May 1963 at Mobile, Alabama, by Mobile Ship Repair and launched 30 November 1963.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
After completing her trials, Arcata was placed in service and, by March 1965, was permanently assigned to the 13th Naval District, based at Seattle, Washington, to provide harbor tug services to ships in the waters of that district.
Stricken from the Navy List 4 April 2004, she was sunk as a target on 2 October 2004 at in 1,315 fathoms (7,890 ft; 2,405 m) of water.
References[edit | edit source]
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- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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