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Iuka (YTB-819)
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Awarded: 9 August 1971
Builder: Marinette Marine
Laid down: 20 September 1972
Launched: 12 April 1973
Acquired: 17 May 1973
In service: 1973
Out of service: 1995
Struck: 19 October 1995
Fate: Transferred to Other Government Agency 21 March 1996
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tug
Displacement: 286 long tons (291 t) (light)
346 long tons (352 t) (full)
Length: 108 ft (33 m)
Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: One diesel propulsion engine, 2000 HP
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

Iuka (YTB-819) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug.


The contract for Iuka was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down on 20 September 1972 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 12 April 1973.[1]

Operational historyEdit

Stricken from the Navy List 19 October 1995, Iuka was transferred to Other Government Agency 21 March 1996.


  • 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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