|USS Accohanoc (YTM-545)|
|Builder:||Consolidated Shipbuilding, Morris Heights, New York|
|Laid down:||12 April 1945|
|Launched:||9 July 1945|
|In service:||May 1947|
|Out of service:||February 1987|
|Fate:||Transferred to Maritime Administration for disposal|
|Class & type:||Hisada-class harbor tug|
|Displacement:||260 long tons (264 t)|
|Length:||100 ft (30 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
Service history[edit | edit source]
By that time, however, World War II had ended and the Navy's need for all types of ships had greatly diminished. Consequently, instead of joining the Fleet, the large harbor tug was placed in reserve at Green Cove Springs, Florida, and remained inactive for 16 months.
She was finally placed in service in May 1947, for duty in the 7th Naval District, plying the waters of Florida. When the 7th Naval District was dissolved on 1 September 1948, Accohanoc reported to the commandant of its successor, the enlarged 6th Naval District. That assignment endured for almost 40 years. In February 1962, the tug was reclassified a medium harbor tug and redesignated YTM-545. Her last years as a naval vessel were spent handling the Lexington (CVT-16) in and out of berth at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.
In February 1987, Accohanoc was placed out of service at NAS Pensacola, and her name was struck from the Navy List. She was transferred to the Maritime Administration on 10 June 1987.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- 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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