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USS Opelika (YTB-798)
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Career
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
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)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Opelika (YTB–798) is a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Opelika, Alabama.[1]

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]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Opelika (YTB-798) at NavSource Naval History


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