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USS Ketchikan (YTB-795)
Ketchikan (YTB-795).jpg
A starboard bow view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) being assisted by USS Ketchikan (YTB-795) and another tug, while docking at Sierra Pier, Naval Station Guam during Exercise TANDEM THRUST '99.
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
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 Ketchikan (YTB-795) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Ketchikan, Alaska.

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.

Stricken from the Navy List 5 June 2001, Ketchikan was sunk during fleet training exercises 25 April 2003.[1]

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 Ketchikan (YTB-795) at NavSource Naval History

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