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USS Wenatchee (YTB-808)
USS Wenatchee (YTB-808)
Wenatchee underway in San Diego harbor, 14 December 1984
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Name: Wenatchee
Awarded: 4 March 1969
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 19 December 1969
Launched: 7 July 1970
In service: 21 December 1970
Struck: 27 September 2011
Status: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
344 long tons (350 t) (full)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Wenatchee (YTB-808) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Wenatchee, Washington.[1]

Construction and commissioningEdit

The contract for Wenatchee was awarded 4 March 1969. She was laid down down on 24 November 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 7 July 1970.

Operational historyEdit

Placed in service on Christmas Day 1970, Wenatchee was assigned to the 11th Naval District and, since going into service, has operated at San Diego, Calif.

Sometime prior to December 2005, Wenatchee was reassigned to Bremerton, Washington.

Stricken from the Navy List 27 September 2011, manner of disposal is yet to be determined.


External linksEdit

  • Photo gallery of USS Wenatchee (YTB-808) at NavSource Naval History

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