|USS Tomahawk (YTB-789)|
|Name:||USS Tomahawk (YTB-789)|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||31 January 1966|
|Launched:||5 May 1966|
|Acquired:||7 June 1966|
|In service:||8 July 1966|
|Struck:||1 October 2004|
|Fate:||Sold 22 January 2008|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
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)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Tomahawk was awarded 14 January 1965. She was laid down on 31 January 1966 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 5 May 1966.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Her fitting-out period ended on 8 July 1966, and the large harbor tug reported to the 10th Naval District, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and provided tug and tow services out of Roosevelt Roads until reassigned to the 6th Naval District in the spring of 1971 and stationed at Mayport, FL.
Stricken from the [Navy List] 1 October 2004, Tomahawk was disposed of by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion 22 January 2008.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- 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.
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- Photo gallery of USS Tomahawk (YTB-789) at NavSource Naval History
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