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USS Muskegon (YTB-763)
USS Muskegon (YTB-763)
Muskegon (YTB-763) while working alongside a ship at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 13 May 2004
Career (USA)
Name: Muskegon (YTB-763)
Awarded: 7 December 1961
Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA
Laid down: 1 February 1962
Launched: 8 August 1962
Completed: 19 April 1963
In service: April 1963
Status: in active service as of 2012
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 Muskegon (YTB‑763), is a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug. She is the second ship to be named for Muskegon, Michigan.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Muskegon was awarded 7 December 1961. She was laid down down on 1 February 1962 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corporation and launched 8 August 1962.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Assigned as a yard tug to the 11th Naval District at San Diego, Muskegon remained there into 1969. Sometime before March 1994 Muskegon was transferred to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Muskegon (YTB-763) at NavSource Naval History

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