|USS Ketchikan (YTB-795)|
|Name:||USS Ketchikan (YTB-795)|
|Ordered:||15 June 1967|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||18 December 1967|
|Launched:||11 June 1968|
|Acquired:||6 November 1968|
|Struck:||5 June 2001|
|Fate:||Disposed of in support of fleet training exercise, 25 April 2003|
|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 (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Ketchikan was awarded 15 June 1967. She was laid down down on 18 December 1967 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 11 June 1968.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Ketchikan served as a harbor tug at Naval Station Guam, Marianas Islands.
References[edit | edit source]
- Polmar, Norman (2005). The Naval Institute Guide To The Ships And Aircraft Of The U.S. Fleet. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 344. ISBN 1591146852. http://books.google.com/books?id=8MwyTX-iA2wC&pg=PA343&lpg=PA343&dq=Negwagon+ytb-834&source=bl&ots=J1yGuljXWi&sig=AYuzCADa5cwz_ZG8qp2SXw2JCxE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UJKJT5ORHaqciALJ2bDaCw&ved=0CCQQ6AEwATgU#v=onepage&q=Negwagon%20ytb-834&f=false. Retrieved 2012-04-14.
- 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 Ketchikan (YTB-795) at NavSource Naval History
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