Natick-class large harbor tug

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Natick class
Class overview
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Pontiac-class tugboat
Built: 1960-1974
Planned: 77
Completed: 77
Active: 8
Lost: 0
Retired: 69
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Displacement: 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)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

The Natick class is a class of fleet tugboats that have been active since the 1960s. Members of the class are named for Native American peoples and their members,[1] USS Redwing (YTB-783) excepted. As of 1 April 2015, five[2] to eight Natick-class tugs remain in active service.

Members of this class were designed to SCB-147A.[1]

In active service[edit]

Other[edit]

See: Neodesha (IX-540), a non-operational training hulk.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  2. ^ a b c Daryl T. Madrid (1 April 2015). "The tugboats of Guantanamo" (PDF). The Wire (Guantanamo Bay Naval Base). p. 6. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Canonchet (YTB 823)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Dekanawida (YTB 831)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Keokuk (YTB 771)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Pokagon (YTB 836)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Santaquin (YTB 824)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Skenandoa (YTB 835)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  9. ^ "Wanamassa (YTB 820)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  10. ^ "Neodesha (YTB 815)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  11. ^ "Neodesha (IX 540)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.