|USS Weehawken (YTB-776)|
Weehawken (YTB-776) pushes USS White Plains (AFS-4) back out to sea after a grounding.
|Name:||USS Weehawken (YTB-776)|
|Namesake:||Weehawken, New Jersey|
|Awarded:||31 January 1964|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||13 August 1964|
|Launched:||6 August 1965|
|Acquired:||22 October 1965|
|Decommissioned:||24 April 2003|
|Struck:||5 January 2001|
|Fate:||Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise|
|Class & type:||Natick class|
|Type:||Large District Harbor Tug|
|Length:||109 feet (33 m)|
|Beam:||31 feet (9.4 m)|
|Draft:||14 feet (4.3 m)|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract for Weehawken was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 13 August 1964 at Marinette, Wisconsin by Marinette Marine and launched 8 June 1965.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Weehawken was delivered to the 9th Naval District in July 1965. In November 1965, she was placed in service in the 14th Naval District, which comprises the Hawaiian Islands and surrounding smaller islets. She also served at Guam. The tug conducted routine towing operations between those islands and rendered assistance to ships entering and clearing Pearl Harbor. As of December 1979, she was still active in the 14th Naval District.
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. Retrieved 2012-04-14.
- 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.
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- Photo gallery of USS Weehawken (YTB-776) at NavSource Naval History
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