|USS Nashua (YTB-774)|
|Name:||USS Nashua (YTB-774)|
|Awarded:||31 January 1964|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||27 August 1964|
|Launched:||11 May 1965|
|Acquired:||20 June 1964|
|Struck:||6 May 1994|
|Class & type:||Natick class|
|Type:||Large District Harbor Tug|
|Displacement:||283 long tons (288 t)|
|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)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Nashua was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down down on 27 August 1964 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 11 May 1965; placed in service without ceremony 20 June 1964.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Nashua was assigned to the Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines. In addition to providing assistance to other naval ships and craft during berthing and docking evolutions, she also rendered towing and waterfront fire protection services. Nashua was likewise available to serve as an inner harbor patrol craft and to render assistance in emergency and disaster situations.
Nashua was stricken from the Navy List 6 May 1994. NVR indicates that ex-Nashua is under the custodial care of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Another source reports that ex-Nashua was sold.
References[edit | edit source]
- "USS Nashua (YTB-774)". http://www.navysite.de/ytb/ytb774.htm. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
- "Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One, Pearl Harbor, HI (MOBDIVSALU 1) Custodian Assignments". http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrservicecraft/c_13D1.htm. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Tug Status". http://www.navytugs.com/B-Support%20Pages/TugStatus.htm. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- 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.
Nashua is currently an underwater reef, asfter being sunk by MUSU Unit 1 in early 2012. She lays in 65 feet of water just off Honolulu Harbor.
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- Photo gallery of USS Nashua (YTB-774) at NavSource Naval History
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