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USS Tuskegee (YTB-806)
USS Tuskegee (YTB-806) assists USS Ranger (CV-61) at Pearl Harbor on 1 June 1991.jpg
USS Tuskegee (YTB-806) and USS Niantic (YTB-781) assist USS Ranger (CV-61) while docking at the Naval Supply Center pier at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., 1 June 1991.
Name: USS Tuskegee (YTB-806)
Awarded: 4 March 1969
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 25 September 1969
Launched: 15 April 1970
In service: 2 October 1970
Struck: 26 April 2006
Fate: Sold 11 February 2008
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
341 long tons (346 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 Tuskegee (YTB-806) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Tuskegee, Alabama.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Tuskegee was awarded 4 March 1969. She was laid down down on 25 September 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 15 April 1970.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Tuskegee served the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for her entire career.

Stricken from the Navy List 26 April 2006, ex-Tuskegee was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse or conversion, 11 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 Tuskegee (YTB-806) at NavSource Naval History

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