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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.
Career (USA)
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
In service: 1966
Out of service: 26 April 2006
Struck: 26 April 2006
Fate: Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) reuse/conversion, 11 February 2008
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 engine, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

USS Niantic (YTB–781) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Niantic, Connecticut.[1]

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]

Placed in service in the 14th Naval District in June 1966, Niantic was assigned to the 14th Naval District, headquartered at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Striken from the Navy List 26 April 2006, Niantic was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse or conversion, 11 February 2008.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Niantic (YTB-781) at NavSource Naval History

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