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USS Pokagon (YTB-836)
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USS Pokagon (YTB-836) returns to the pier as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departs Naval Station Everett, WA. for a scheduled deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Career (United States of America)
Namesake: Chief Pokagon
Awarded: 5 June 1973
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 22 October 1974
Launched: 9 April 1975
In service: 24 June 1975
Status: Active as of 2013
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 286 long tons (291 t) (light)
346 long tons (352 t) (full)
Length: 108 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 Pokagon (YTB-836) is a United States Navy Natick-class large district harbor tug[1] named for Chief Leopold Pokagon of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Pokagon is the third US Navy ship to bear the name.

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Pokagon was awarded 5 June 1973. She was laid down on 22 October 1974 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 9 April 1975. Pokagon was the last ship of the Natick-class to be built.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Pokagon has served her whole career at Naval Station Everett, Washington and is currently in service there.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Pokagon (YTB-836) at NavSource Naval History

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