|USS Wapato (YTB-788)|
USS Wapato (YTB-788)
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Wapato (YTB-788)|
|Namesake:||A Native American word for a bulbous root of the genus Sagittaria resembling a potato; also the city of Wapato, Washington|
|Awarded:||14 January 1965|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||14 January 1966|
|Launched:||18 April 1966|
|Acquired:||21 June 1966|
|Struck:||25 April 1996|
|Fate:||Sold 27 December 2002|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
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)|
|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 Wapato was awarded 14 January 1965. She was laid down on 14 January 1966 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 18 April 1966.
Delivered to the U.S. Navy on 21 June 1966, Wapato was assigned to the 10th Naval District and operated out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, aiding ships in berthing and docking maneuvers and providing waterfront fire protection.
Stricken on 25 April 1996, Wapato was sold on 27 December 2002.
Repowered and chartered for a time to SeaBulk Towing of Florida as Osprey, ex-Wapato is currently active in commercial service as Barbara MacAllister.
- 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 Wapato (YTB-788) at NavSource Naval History
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