|USS Niantic (YTB-781)|
An aerial port side view of USS Ranger (CV 61), with her sailors manning the rails and aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) on her deck, as she is nudged into position by harbor tugs USS Neodesha (YTB-815), Niantic and USS Waxahachie (YTB-814) upon arrival at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 8 March 1993.
|Name:||USS Niantic (YTB-781)|
|Ordered:||31 January 1964|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||10 December 1964|
|Launched:||7 September 1965|
|Acquired:||10 November 1965|
|Out of service:||26 April 2006|
|Struck:||26 April 2006|
|Fate:||Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) reuse/conversion, 11 February 2008|
|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 engine, single screw|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Niantic was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 10 December 1964 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 7 September 1965.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
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 Niantic (YTB-781) at NavSource Naval History
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