Natick-class large harbor tug

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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. As of 2013 most of the class has been retired. Members of the class are named for Native American peoples and their members,[1] USS Redwing (YTB-783) excepted.

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.

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. ^ "Canonchet (YTB 823)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Dekanawida (YTB 831)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Keokuk (YTB 771)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Pokagon (YTB 836)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Santaquin (YTB 824)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Skenandoa (YTB 835)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Wanamassa (YTB 820)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 

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