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USS Piqua (YTB-793)
USS Hunley (AS-31) at Holy Loch, Scotland, circa in June 1992 (NH 96831).jpg
At Holy Loch, Scotland, harbor tugs Piqua (YTB-793), at left, and USS Natick (YTB-760) assist USS Hunley (AS-31)
Career (USA)
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
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 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)
Crew: 12 enlisted

USS Piqua (YTB-793) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Piqua, Ohio. She was the second ship to bear the name.

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.

Stricken from the Navy List 13 March 2001 she was sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service 20 November 2001. Currently in civilian service as Ellen McAllister.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

Ex-Piqua as Ellen McAllister

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Wauwatosa (YTB-793) at NavSource Naval History

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