|USS Ahoskie (YTB-804)|
|Awarded:||4 March 1969|
|Builder:||Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||23 June 1969|
|Launched:||14 January 1970|
|Acquired:||7 July 1970|
|Struck:||10 October 1995|
|Fate:||In private service in Eastport, Maine|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
282 long tons (287 t) (light)|
341 long tons (346 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)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Ahoskie was awarded 4 Mar 1969. She was laid down down on 23 June 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin by Peterson Builders and launched 14 January 1970.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Delivered to the Navy on 7 July 1970, Ahoskie was assigned to duty in the 6th Naval District and based at Charleston, South Carolina. She has spent her entire Navy career providing towing and other services to ships at Charleston.
Stricken from the Navy List 10 October 1995, ex-Ahoskie was sold to the City of Eastport, Maine Port Authority, 7 March 1996.
Circa 2000, the ship was in civilian service in Eastport, Maine. A wooden plaque on the stack identified it as the Ahoskie.
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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- Photo gallery of USS Ahoskie (YTB-804) at NavSource Naval History
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