|USS Wapakoneta (YTB-766)|
USS Wapakoneta (YTB-766)
|Career (United States)|
|Awarded:||7 December 1961|
|Builder:||Southern Shipbuilding Company, Slidell, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||1 August 1962|
|Launched:||11 June 1963|
|Acquired:||25 July 1963|
|Struck:||16 April 2001|
|Fate:||Sold 16 July 2001|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
283 long tons (288 t) (light)|
356 long tons (362 t) (full)
|Length:||109 ft 0 in (33.22 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft 0 in (4.27 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 Wapakoneta was awarded 7 December 1961. She was laid down down on 1 August 1962 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corporation and launched 11 June 1963.
In October 1963, Wapakoneta was placed in service in the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, Virginia. She performed unglamorous, but vital, duties in those waters, providing tug and tow services, pilot assistance, and stand-by waterfront fire protection.
- 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 Wapakoneta (YTB-766) at NavSource Naval History
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