|USS Waxahachie (YTB-814)|
The USS Waxahachie, at left
|Awarded:||22 June 1970|
|Builder:||Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||1 April 1971|
|Launched:||9 September 1971|
|Acquired:||2 January 1972|
|Struck:||27 September 2011|
|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)|
|Propulsion:||One diesel propulsion engine, 2,000 hp (1,500 kW)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Waxahachie was awarded 22 June 1970. She was laid down down on 1 April 1971 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 9 September 1971.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Delivered to the Navy on 4 January 1972 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Waxahachie was assigned to the 14th Naval District. She continued to serve the fleet actively, providing tug and tow services, as well as pilot assistance, at the busy Pacific Fleet base at Pearl Harbor into 1980.
On 3 August 2007, was reclassified as an Unclassified miscellaneous vessel, stripped of her name and given the hull number IX-545. For the remainder of her career, IX-545 served as a reusable target vehicle.
Stricken from the Navy List 27 September 2011, ex-Waxahachie awaits disposal.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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 Waxahachie at NavSource Naval History
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