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USS Tamaqua (YTB-797)
YTB-797 Tamaqua
Tamaqua (YTB-797) moored at Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippines, 26 October 1983.
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Name: USS Tamaqua (YTB-797)
Ordered: 15 June 1967
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 16 January 1968
Launched: 14 August 1968
In service: 26 January 1969
Struck: 25 May 2005
Fate: Scrapped 18 October 2005
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 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 Tamaqua (YTB-797) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.[1]

Construction and commissioningEdit

The contract for Tamaqua was awarded 15 June 1967. She was laid down down on 16 January 1968 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 14 August 1968.

Operational historyEdit

Tamaqua was assigned to the Pacific Fleet and has served at Naval Station Subic Bay throughout her career.

Stricken from the Navy List 25 May 2005, she was scrapped 18 October 2005.


External linksEdit

  • Photo gallery of USS Tamaqua (YTB-797) at NavSource Naval History

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