Abnaki-class tug

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USS Abnaki (right), alongside a Soviet trawler
Class overview
Name: Abnaki class
Built: 1942–1945
In commission: 1943–2009
Completed: 22
Lost: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ocean fleet tug
Displacement: 1,589 tons
Length: 205 ft 0 in (62.48 m)
Beam: 38 ft 6 in (11.73 m)
Draft: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Propulsion:
  • 4 × General Motors 12-278A diesel main engines
  • 4 × General Electric generators
  • 3 × General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines
  • Single screw
  • 3,600 shp (2,700 kW)
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
Range:

6000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 16 knots

15,000 nautical miles (28,000 km) at 8 knots
Complement: 85
Armament:
  • 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
  • 2 × 40 mm (1.6 in) guns
  • 4 × 20 mm (0.79 in) guns
USS Moctobi (Lion) and USS Quapaw (Tiger) in 2011

The Abnaki-class tug is a class of United States Navy fleet ocean tugs which began construction in November 1942. Comprising 22 oceangoing tugboats, the class was constructed in response to the needs of World War II, but members of the class served in the Korean War and Vietnam War as well. The United States Navy no longer has any ships of this class in active duty.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "April Fooled". Pawn Stars. Season 8. Episode 49. April 3, 2014. History.
  2. ^ "Avisos Clase "Irigoyen" ["Irigoyen" class notices]". Armada Argentina [Argentine Armed Forces official website] - (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2009-04-14. Retrieved 25 November 2014.