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USS Mecosta (YTB-818)
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Name: USS Mecosta (YTB-818)
Namesake: Mecosta, Michigan
Awarded: 9 August 1971
Builder: Marinette Marine
Laid down: 16 August 1972
Launched: 26 March 1973
Acquired: 17 May 1973
In service: 1973
Out of service: 2003
Struck: 28 March 2003
Fate: Transferred to Local Redevelopment Authority 17 March 2004
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 286 long tons (291 t) (light)
346 long tons (352 t) (full)
Length: 108 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: One diesel propulsion engine, 2000 HP
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Mecosta (YTB-818) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Mecosta, Michigan.

Construction and commissioningEdit

The contract for Mecosta was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down down on 16 August 1972 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 26 March 1973.[1]

Operational historyEdit

Stricken from the Navy List 28 March 2003, Mecosta was transferred to the Local Redevelopment Authority 17 March 2004.


  • 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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