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USS Wathena (YTB-825)
USS Wathena (YTB-825)
USS Wathena (YTB-825) at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on 28 March 1991
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Namesake: Wathena, a Native American chief
Awarded: 9 August 1971
Builder: Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 4 April 1973
Launched: 6 September 1973
Acquired: 16 October 1973
Struck: 28 October 1997
Fate: Sold 17 May 2000
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: 2,000 hp (1,500 kW)
Propulsion: one diesel engine, one screw
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 12

USS Wathena (YTB-825) was a United States Navy Natick-class large district harbor tug named for Wathena, Kansas.[1]

Construction and commissioningEdit

The contract for Wathena was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down down on 4 April 1973 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 6 September 1973.

Operational historyEdit

Placed in service soon thereafter at Norfolk, Virginia, in the 5th Naval District, Wathena provided assistance and towing services there until probably 1997.

Stricken from the Navy List 28 October 1997, Wathena was sold by the General Services Administration 17 May 2000. Renamed Patrick McAllister, ex-Wathena is in commercial service.


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