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USS Keokuk (YTB-771)
Namesake: Keokuk, Iowa
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
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 (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 12

USS Keokuk (YTB-771) is a United States Navy Natick-class large district harbor tug named for Keokuk, Iowa, and the third navy ship to carry the name.[1]

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.

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