|USS Keokuk (YTB-771)|
|Awarded:||18 January 1963|
|Builder:||Mobile Ship Repair Inc., Mobile, Alabama|
|Laid down:||5 December 1963|
|Launched:||21 May 1964|
|Commissioned:||4 September 1964|
|Homeport:||Portsmouth Naval Shipyard|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[update]|
|Class & type:||Natick-class Large District Harbor Tug|
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 (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Keokuk was awarded 18 January 1963. She was laid down down on 5 December 1963 at Mobile, Alabama, by Mobile Ship Repair and launched 21 May 1964. Placed in service 4 September 1964, Chief Boatswain's Mate Jerry R. Richter in command.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Keokuk served in the Norfolk, Virginia, area as a tug and is currently in active service at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
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 Keokuk (YTB-771) at NavSource Naval History
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