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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
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 Tomahawk (YTB-789) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for the Tomahawk River in Wisconsin.[1]

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]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Tomahawk (YTB-789) at NavSource Naval History

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