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USS Massapequa (YTB-807)
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USS Massapequa (YTB-807) breaks away from the guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) as the frigate departs Yokosuka Bay for the last time as a home-ported vessel of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, 14 August 2006.
Name: USS Massapequa (YTB-807)
Awarded: 4 March 1969
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 30 October 1969
Launched: 27 May 1970
Acquired: 30 November 1970
In service: 27 November 1971
Struck: 27 September 2011
Status: To be sold
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
341 long tons (346 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 Massapequa (YTB-807) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Massapequa, New York.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Massapequa was awarded 4 March 1969. She was laid down down on 30 October 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 27 May 1970.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Delivered 30 November 1970, Massapequa served at Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan.

Stricken from the Navy List 27 September 2011, ex-Massapequa is to be sold.

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 Massapequa (YTB-807) at NavSource Naval History

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