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USS Wanamassa (YTB-820)
USS Wanamassa (YTB-820))
USS Wanamassa (YTB-820)
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Name: USS Wanamassa
Namesake: Wanamassa, New Jersey
Awarded: 9 August 1971
Builder: Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 28 October 1972
Launched: 4 May 1973
Acquired: 28 July 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)
Installed power: 2000 horsepower (1.5 MW)
Propulsion: one diesel engine, one screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

USS Wanamassa (YTB-820) is a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Wanamassa, New Jersey.[1]

Construction and commissioningEdit

The contract for Wanamassa was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down down on 28 October 1972 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 4 May 1973.

Operational historyEdit

Delivered to the U.S. Navy on 28 July 1973, Wanamassa was initially assigned to the 10th Naval District and operated out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, aiding ships in berthing and docking maneuvers and standing ready to provide waterfront fire protection.

In the latter half of the 1970s, she was transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where she is in active service.


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