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USS Metacom (YTB-829)
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USS Metacom (YTB-829) (forward of) USS Negwagon (YTB-834) assist in mooring the nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) upon her arrival at pier 33, Naval Submarine Base, New London, 6 July 1985.
Name: USS Metacom (YTB-829)
Awarded: 5 June 1973
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 13 November 1973
Launched: 19 June 1974
In service: 21 September 1974
Struck: 5 January 2001
Fate: transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers, 5 January 2001
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 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)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Metacom (YTB-829) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug.

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Metacom was awarded 5 June 1973. She was laid down down on 13 November 1973 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 19 June 1974.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Metacom served at Naval Submarine Base New London. Stricken from the Navy List 5 January 2001, ex-Metacom was transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers where she was renamed Demolen.[1]

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 Metacom (YTB-829) at NavSource Naval History

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