|USS Wanamassa (YTB-820)|
USS Wanamassa (YTB-820)
|Career (United States)|
|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|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
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)|
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.
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.
- 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.
- Photo gallery of USS Wanamassa (YTB-820) at NavSource Naval History
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