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USS Eufaula (YTB-800)
USS Redwing (YTB-783)
After being positioned over the submerged deck of the Dutch heavy lift ship Mighty Servant 1 at Algeciras, Spain, 1 April 1992, USS Tonkawa (YTB-786) and USS Eufaula (YTB-800), and the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM-5) wait to be raised out of the water.
Career
Name: USS Eufaula (YTB-800)
Ordered: 2 May 1968
Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA
Laid down: 5 August 1968
Launched: 22 February 1969
Acquired: 3 July 1969
Fate: Transfer to the Maritime Administration, 7 December 1992
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 283 long tons (288 t) (light)
356 long tons (362 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 Eufaula (YTB-800) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Eufaula, Alabama.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Eufaula was awarded 2 May 1968. She was laid down down on 5 August 1968 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corp and launched 22 February 1969.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Eufaula served the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, Virginia and Naval Station Rota, Spain from 1969 - 1992. On 7 December 1992, ex-Eufaula was transferred to the Maritime Administration National Defense Reserve Fleet.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Eufaula (YTB-800) at NavSource Naval History


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