|USS Mishawaka (YTB-764)|
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.
|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)|
|Class & type:||Natick-class Large District Harbor Tug|
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)|
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. In 2008, Alois was reported abandoned in Harlingen, Netherlands. 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- "USS Mishawaka (YTB-764)". http://www.navysite.de/ytb/ytb764.htm. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
- "Southern Shipbuilding, Slidell LA". http://www.shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/2large/inactive/southern.htm. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "Database on reported incidents of abandonment of seafarers – Details for IMO9094119 (2008-08-25)". International Labour Organization. http://www.ilo.org/dyn/seafarers/seafarersbrowse.details?p_lang=e.&p_abandonment_id=71&p_search_id=90908012155. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- 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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- Photo gallery of USS Mishawaka (YTB-764) at NavSource Naval History
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