Poughkeepsie (YTB-813)

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Poughkeepsie (YTB-813)
Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) heads for Naval Station Treasure Island, California. after escorting USS Louisville (SSN-724) into port at Naval Air Station Alameda, California., 11 March 1992.
United States
Awarded22 June 1970
BuilderPeterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down16 February 1971
Launched23 July 1971
In service27 November 1971
Stricken26 April 2006
FateSold into commercial service, 27 February 2008
General characteristics
Class and typeNatick-class large harbor tug
  • 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
  • 344 long tons (350 t) (full)
Length109 ft (33 m)
Beam31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)

Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Poughkeepsie, New York.[1]


The contract for Poughkeepsie was awarded 22 June 1970. She was laid down on 16 February 1971 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 23 July 1971.

Operational history[edit]

Delivered to the Navy 27 November 1971, Poughkeepsie was assigned to duties in the San Francisco Bay area. In the mid-1990s, she was transferred to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Stricken from the Navy List 26 April 2006, ex-Poughkeepsie was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) 27 February 2008.


  1. ^ "Poughkeepsie (YTB-813)". Retrieved 2011-11-12.

External links[edit]

  • Photo gallery of Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) at NavSource Naval History