|USS Opelika (YTB-798)|
|Name:||USS Opelika (YTB-798)|
|Ordered:||15 June 1967|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||23 February 1968|
|Launched:||21 August 1968|
|Acquired:||30 January 1969|
|Status:||active in service|
|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 Opelika was awarded 15 June 1967. She was laid down down on 23 February 1968 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 21 August 1968.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Opelika was delivered to the Navy 30 January 1968 for service at the Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippines. She has continued busy operations there until that base closed in 1992. She was transferred Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan where she is in active service.
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 Opelika (YTB-798) at NavSource Naval History
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