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USS Kalispell (YTB-784)
Kalispell (YTB-784).jpg
Kalispell (YTB-784) pushes against the bow of the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) as she guides the carrier into her berth.
Name: USS Kalispell (YTB-784)
Ordered: 14 January 1965
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 14 September 1965
Launched: 13 December 1965
Completed: 23 November 1965
Acquired: 4 May 1966
Struck: 16 February 2002
Fate: Scrapped, 9 May 2005
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 Kalispell (TTB-784) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Kalispell, Montana.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Kalispell was awarded 14 January 1965. She was laid down on 14 September 1965 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 13 December 1965.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Placed in service 3 May 1966, Kalispell served in the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, Virginia until the Vietnam war when she was reassigned to Task Force 117, the Mobile Riverine Force and participated in many campaigns. After the war she served in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines and Diego Garcia before being scrapped in 2005. She earned eight campaign stars for Vietnam War service.

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External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Kalispell (YTB-784) at NavSource Naval History

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