|USS Washtucna (YTB-826)|
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Washtucna (YTB-826)|
|Namesake:||Washtucna, a Native American chief, and the town of Washtucna, Washington|
|Awarded:||9 August 1971|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||1 May 1973|
|Launched:||9 October 1973|
|Acquired:||11 December 1973|
|Reclassified:||Yard tug, YT-801, 7 October 2008|
|Struck:||21 August 1997|
|Reinstated:||7 October 2008|
|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:||Diesel engine, one screwConverted to twin z-drive, 2008|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Washtucna was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down down on 1 May 1973 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 9 October 1973.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Placed in service at San Diego, California, Washtucna performed local and coastal towing tasks for the 11th Naval District.
Stricken from the Navy List 21 August 1997, ex-Washtucna was transferred to the Department of the Interior at Midway Island 17 October 1997. Converted to twin z-drive, she was reacquired by the navy and reinstated on 7 October 2008. Ex-Washtucna was simultaneously reclassified and redesignated as unnamed yard tug YT-801.
Currently in active service at Bangor, Washington as Z-826.
References[edit | edit source]
- Polmar, Norman (2005). The Naval Institute Guide To The Ships And Aircraft Of The U.S. Fleet. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 344. ISBN 1591146852. http://books.google.com/books?id=8MwyTX-iA2wC&pg=PA343&lpg=PA343&dq=Negwagon+ytb-834&source=bl&ots=J1yGuljXWi&sig=AYuzCADa5cwz_ZG8qp2SXw2JCxE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UJKJT5ORHaqciALJ2bDaCw&ved=0CCQQ6AEwATgU#v=onepage&q=Negwagon%20ytb-834&f=false.
- "The tug Z-826 Washtucna helped us get away from the dock and get underway.". http://www.pbase.com/bignfat/image/111418903. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
- 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 entries can be found here and here.
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- Photo gallery of USS Washtucna (YTB-826) at NavSource Naval History
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