|USS Mandan (YTB-794)|
|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|
|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 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- "USS Mandan (YTB-794)". http://www.navysite.de/ytb/ytb794.htm. Retrieved 2011 November 01.
- 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 Mandan (YTB-794) at NavSource Naval History
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