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USS Mandan (YTB-794)
Mandan (YTB-794).jpg
Starboard broadside view of USS Mandan (YTB-794) underway in the harbor at Naval Station Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines, 8 December 1990
Name: USS Mandan (YTB-794)
Ordered: 15 June 1967
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 11 December 1967
Launched: 30 April 1968
Acquired: 15 October 1968
Struck: 5 January 2001
Fate: Disposed of in support of fleet training exercise, 27 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 Mandan (YTB-794) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Mandan, North Dakota.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Mandan was awarded 15 June 1967. She was laid down down on 11 December 1967 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 30 April 1968.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Mandan served at Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippines until the Vietnam war when she was reassigned to Naval Support Activity Danang, South Vietnam. She earned campaign stars for Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V, Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI, and Tet/69 Counteroffensive. After that conflict's conclusion, Mandan returned to Subic Bay where she served out the rest of her career.

Stricken from the Navy List 5 January 2001, ex-Mandan was sunk during fleet training exercises, 27 April 2003.[2]

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.

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