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Cheraw (YTB-802)
Awarded: 2 May 1968
Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, Louisiana
Laid down: 12 March 1969
Launched: 20 September 1969
Acquired: 29 January 1970
Struck: 29 February 1996
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tug
  • 291 long tons (296 t) (light)
  • 351 long tons (357 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

Cheraw (YTB-802) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Cheraw, South Carolina.

Construction[edit | edit source]

The contract for Cheraw was awarded 2 May 1968. She was laid down on 12 March 1969 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corp and launched 20 September 1969.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Cheraw was delivered to the Navy on 29 January 1970.

Stricken from the Navy List 29 February 1996, ex-Cheraw (YTB-802) was transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers 29 December 1996 at Buffalo, New York and renamed Cheraw.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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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