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Natick-class tugboat
Class overview
Name: Natick class
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Pontiac class
Built: 1960-1974
Planned: 77
Completed: 77
Active: 9
Retired: 68
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
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

The Natick class is a class of harbor tugboats that have been active since the 1960s. Members of the class are named for Native American peoples and their members,[1] USS Redwing excepted. As of 1 April 2015 (2015-04-01), five[2] to eight Natick-class tugs remain in active service. Members of this class were designed to SCB-147A.[1]

In active service[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

See: Neodesha (IX-540), a non-operational training hulk.[12][13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Polmar, Norman (2005). The Naval Institute Guide To The Ships And Aircraft Of The U.S. Fleet. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 344. ISBN 1591146852. https://books.google.com/books?id=8MwyTX-iA2wC&pg=PA344&f=false#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Daryl T. Madrid (1 April 2015). "The tugboats of Guantanamo". The Wire. Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. p. 6. //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/The_Wire_Issue24v17.pdf#page=6. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  3. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Canonchet (YTB 823)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  4. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Dekanawida (YTB 831)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  5. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Keokuk (YTB 771)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  6. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Manhattan (YTB 779)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  7. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "No name (YT 800)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  8. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Pokagon (YTB 836)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  9. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Santaquin (YTB 824)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  10. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Skenandoa (YTB 835)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  11. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Wanamassa (YTB 820)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  12. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Neodesha (YTB 815)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  13. [[[:Template:NVR SC url]] "Neodesha (IX 540)"]. Template:NVR SC url. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 

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