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USS Anoka (YTB-810)
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Name: USS Anoka (YTB-810)
Awarded: 22 June 1970
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 5 October 1970
Launched: 15 April 1971
Acquired: 31 August 1971
Struck: 13 March 2001
Fate: Sold 20 November 2001
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
344 long tons (350 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

USS Anoka (YTB-810) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Anoka, Minnesota.[1]

Construction and commissioningEdit

The contract for Anoka was awarded 22 June 1970. She was laid down down on 5 October 1970 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 15 April 1971.

Operational historyEdit

Anoka was assigned to the 5th Naval District and based at Norfolk, Virginia. She spent her entire Navy career operating as a harbor tug in the lower reaches of the Chesapeake Bay and the estuaries that feed the lower bay.

Stricken from the Navy List 13 March 2001, ex-Anoka was sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 20 November 2001, to McAllister Towing, renamed Missy McAllister.[2]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Photo gallery of USS Anoka (YTB-810) at NavSource Naval History


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