|USS Natchitoches (YTB-799)|
USS Natchitoches (YTB-799) heads across Charleston harbor with reporters and cameramen aboard.
|Name:||USS Natchitoches (YTB-799)|
|Ordered:||2 May 1968|
|Builder:||Southern Shipbuilding Corp, Slidell, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||24 June 1968|
|Launched:||9 January 1969|
|Acquired:||22 May 1969|
|Struck:||13 October 1995|
|Fate:||Transferred to the US Army, Corps Of Engineers, 28 December 1995, renamed D. L. Billmaier|
|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)|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Natchitoches was awarded 2 May 1968. She was laid down down on 24 June 1968 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corp and launched 9 January 1969.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Placed in service 29 May 1969, Natchitoches assigned to Boston. She served in Boston, Naval Station Puget Sound, Everett, Washington, and 6th Naval District at Charleston, South Carolina until her retirement in 1995.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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 Natchitoches (YTB-799) at NavSource Naval History
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