|USS Massapequa (YTB-807)|
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|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
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)|
Construction and commissioningEdit
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.
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.
- 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 Massapequa (YTB-807) at NavSource Naval History
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