|USS Piqua (YTB-793)|
|Name:||USS Piqua (YTB-793)|
|Namesake:||A city in Ohio named for a tribe of Shawnee Indians that formerly inhabited the region.|
|Awarded:||16 June 1966|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||29 September 1966|
|Launched:||25 April 1967|
|Acquired:||10 July 1967|
|Struck:||13 March 2001|
|Fate:||Sold 20 November 2001|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
283 long tons (288 t) (light)|
356 long tons (362 t) (full)
|Length:||109 feet (33 m)|
|Beam:||31 feet (9.4 m)|
|Draft:||14 feet (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 Piqua was awarded 16 June 1966. She was laid down on 29 September 1966 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 25 April 1967.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Placed in service at Submarine Base New London, Connecticut, Piqua served the 3rd Naval District and Atlantic Fleet ships operating in New England waters. She was then assigned to SUBRON 14, Holy Loch, Scotland circa 1964 to 1970.
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 Wauwatosa (YTB-793) at NavSource Naval History
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