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Kittanning (YTB-787)
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Kittanning (YTB-787) and  Opelika (YTB-798) assist the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) away from the pier at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY).
Ordered: 14 January 1965
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 22 December 1965
Launched: 29 March 1966
Acquired: 19 May 1966
Struck: 8 May 2013
Status: Awaiting disposal
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tug
Displacement: 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)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

Kittanning (YTB-787) is a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Kittanning, Pennsylvania.[1]

Construction[edit | edit source]

The contract for Kittanning was awarded 14 January 1965. She was laid down on 22 December 1965 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 29 March 1966.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Kittanning was placed in service in the Pacific Fleet 27 October 1966; and in 1967 assigned to Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan, assisting ships of the American and Allied navies in the Far East. Currently assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY).

Kittanning tows USS Cushing (DD-985)

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