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USS Poughkeepsie (YTB-813)
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USS Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) heads for Naval Station Treasure Island, California. after escorting USS Louisville (SSN-724) into port at Naval Air Station Alameda, California., 11 March 1992.
Name: USS Poughkeepsie (YTB-813)
Awarded: 22 June 1970
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 16 February 1971
Launched: 23 July 1971
In service: 27 November 1971
Struck: 26 April 2006
Fate: Sold 27 February 2008
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
344 long tons (350 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 Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Poughkeepsie, New York.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Poughkeepsie was awarded 22 June 1970. She was laid down down on 16 February 1971 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 23 July 1971.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Delivered to the Navy 27 November 1971, Poughkeepsie was assigned to duties in the San Francisco Bay area. In the mid-1990s, she was transferred to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Stricken from the Navy List 26 April 2006, ex-Poughkeepsie was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) 27 February 2008.

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 Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) at NavSource Naval History

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