Ketchikan (YTB-795)

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Ketchikan (YTB-795)
Ketchikan (YTB-795).jpg
A starboard bow view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) being assisted by Ketchikan (YTB-795) and another tug, while docking at Sierra Pier, Naval Station Guam during Exercise TANDEM THRUST '99.
Career
Ordered: 15 June 1967
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 18 December 1967
Launched: 11 June 1968
Acquired: 6 November 1968
Struck: 5 June 2001
Fate: Disposed of in support of fleet training exercise, 25 April 2003
General characteristics
Class and type: Natick-class large harbor tug
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

Ketchikan (YTB-795) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Ketchikan, Alaska.

Construction[edit]

The contract for Ketchikan was awarded 15 June 1967. She was laid down on 18 December 1967 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 11 June 1968.

Operational history[edit]

Ketchikan served as a harbor tug at Naval Station Guam, Marianas Islands.

Stricken from the Navy List 5 June 2001, Ketchikan was sunk during fleet training exercises 25 April 2003.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

  • Photo gallery of Ketchikan (YTB-795) at NavSource Naval History