|USS Mecosta (YTM-392)|
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Mecosta,a 19th century Potawatomi chief.|
|Builder:||Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation, Morris Heights, New York|
|Laid down:||13 September 1944|
|Launched:||28 October 1944|
|In service:||20 January 1945|
|Reclassified:||Reclassified YTM-391 1 February 1962|
|Fate:||Sold to commercial interests 1 July 1981|
|Class & type:||Sassaba-class harbor tug|
260 tons |
345 tons (full)
|Length:||100 ft 0 in (30.48 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 7 in (2.92 m) (full)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
Originally contracted to be built as YT‑392 on 7 April 1941, Mecosta (YTB‑392) was laid down by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y., 13 September 1944; launched 28 October 1944: and placed in service 20 January 1945.
Mecosta was assigned to Service Squadron 1, Service Force, Atlantic Fleet, for a year of towing and salvage duties from arrival off the European coast 1 March. In March 1946 she transferred to the Naval Operating Base at Bermuda for support service as a large harbor tug for the next 9 years. She was redesignated YTM‑392 on 1 February 1962. Mecosta began operations with the Atlantic Fleet, based from Norfolk, Va., in March 1965, continuing her service to the fleet into 1969.
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