|USS Chetek (YTB-827)|
USS Chetek (YTB-827) tied up at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., 7 July 1988. USS Agawam (YTB-809) is astern of Chetek.
|Name:||USS Chetek (YTB-827)|
|Awarded:||9 August 1971|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||21 May 1973|
|Launched:||25 October 1973|
|In service:||8 December 1973|
|Struck:||29 February 1996|
|Fate:||Transferred to the US Army of Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y., 1 March 1996|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
286 long tons (291 t) (light)|
346 long tons (352 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 commissioningEdit
The contract for Chetek was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down down on 5 May 1973 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 25 October 1973.
Chetek served as a tug in the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA. Stricken from the Navy List 29 February 1996, Chetek was transferred to the US Army of Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y., 1 March 1996.
Chetek's fate is unclear. Navsource indicates that ex-Chetek was renamed Demelon. Further, she is listed for sale as of 2007. Another source indicates that ex-Chetek was renamed Chetek and at some point sold to Basic Towing, Inc. and renamed Nickelena.
- 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.
- Photo gallery of USS Chetek (YTB-827) at NavSource Naval History
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