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USS Mishawaka (YTB-764)
Four Natick class harbor tugs guide USS Ohio (SSBN-726) out of drydock.jpg
USS Mishawaka (rear left) and three other Natick-class tugs guide USS Ohio (SSGN-726) out of dry dock at Delta Pier, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Bangor, Washington.
Career (USA)
Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA
Laid down: 1 February 1962
Launched: 3 January 1963
Completed: 19 April 1963
In service: April 1963
Struck: 28 October 2002
Status: Awaiting sale (2010)
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)
Propulsion: diesel, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

USS Mishawaka (YTB‑764) was a United States Navy Natick-class large district harbor tug named for Mishawaka, Indiana.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

She was laid down down on 1 February 1962 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corporation and launched 3 January 1963.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

She reported for duty in the 11th Naval District, headquartered at San Diego, in April 1963, where she remained into the 1980s.

Stricken from the Navy List 28 October 2002, ex-Mishawaka was sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to JE Ventures LP, Nederland, Texas, for commercial service. Renamed Alois.[2] In 2008, Alois was reported abandoned in Harlingen, Netherlands.[3] At Harlingen, Alois was seized by court order and auctioned off by the International Transport Workers' Federation, for €400,000. In 2010 the ship was towed from Rotterdam to Port Arthur, TX, where she was berthed, awaiting sale by the bank.[citation needed]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Mishawaka (YTB-764) at NavSource Naval History


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