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Cheraw (YTB-802)
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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.


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 historyEdit

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.


  • 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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