|USS Agawam (YTB-809)|
|Name:||USS Agawam (YTB-809)|
|Awarded:||22 June 1970|
|Builder:||Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI|
|Laid down:||24 August 1970|
|Launched:||10 April 1971|
|In service:||28 July 1971|
|Struck:||9 November 1999|
|Fate:||sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 13 November 2002|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
282 long tons (287 t) (light)|
344 long tons (350 t) (full)
|Length:||109 ft (33 m)|
|Beam:||29 ft 7 in (9.02 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||diesel, single screw|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Agawam was awarded 22 June 1970. She was laid down down on 24 August 1970 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 10 April 1971.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Agawam was assigned to the 5th Naval District and based at Norfolk, Virginia. The tug has spent most of Navy career providing support for the Navy's ships at the complex of facilities located in and around the Norfolk-Hampton Roads area. Her final tour of duty was spent at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico until replaced by local tugs in 1998.
References[edit | edit source]
- "USS Agawam (YTB-809)". http://www.navysite.de/ytb/ytb809.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
- Dupee, John (7 March 2012). "USS Agawam (YTB-809)". Cumberland Soundings. http://johndupee.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/ytb809-agawam/. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- 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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- Photo gallery of USS Agawam (YTB-809) at NavSource Naval History
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