|USS Manistee (YTB-782)|
|Name:||USS Manistee (YTB-782)|
|Ordered:||14 January 1965|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||9 August 1965|
|Launched:||20 October 1965|
|Completed:||23 November 1965|
|Acquired:||1 February 1966|
|In service:||June 1966|
|Status:||in active service as of 2012|
|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)|
|Propulsion:||Diesel engine, single screw|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Construction and commissioningEdit
The contract for Manistee was awarded 14 January 1965. She was laid down on 9 August 1965 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 20 October 1965.
On 23 November 1965, Manistee, in company with another newly constructed tug, USS Redwing (YTB-783), departed the builder's yard for delivery to the Naval Station San Diego, California, where she was placed in service in June. Manistee, fitted with special fenders to allow work with the Navy's newer round-hulled nuclear power submarines, remained in the 11th Naval District, assisting larger Navy ships in docking and performing general towing services into the 1990s.
Sometime before 1999, Manistee was transferred to Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan where she remains in active status.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- 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.
- Photo gallery of USS Manistee (YTB-782) at NavSource Naval History
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