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USS Santaquin (YTB-824)
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USS Santaquin (YTB-824) assists the dock landing ship USS Portland (LSD-37) into her berth at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., 20 April 1991.
Name: USS Santaquin (YTB-824)
Awarded: 9 August 1971
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 5 March 1973
Launched: 13 August 1973
Acquired: 30 September 1973
Status: Active
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 Santaquin (YTB-824) is a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Santaquin, Utah.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Santaquin was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down down on 5 March 1973 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 13 August 1973.[2]a

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Sometime prior to 1991, Santaquin served in the Norfolk, Virginia area.

Sometime prior to 2009, Santaquin was reassigned to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay where she remains in active service.

Notes[edit | edit source]

^a The NVR and DANFS sources seem to disagree on construction dates. In keeping with other articles in this class, dates shown are those taken from the NVR.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Santaquin (YTB-824) at NavSource Naval History

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