Menominee (YTB-790)

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Menominee (YTB-790)
Menominee (YTB-790).jpg
Menominee (YTB-790) underway off Naval Air Station Norfolk, 16 June 1992.
Namesake: Menominee
Ordered: 16 June 1966
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 6 September 1966
Launched: 3 April 1967
Acquired: 10 June 1967
In service: 10 June 1967
Struck: 4 September 1998
Fate: Sold 27 September 2000 to Al Johnson, Cleveland, OH., Abandoned
General characteristics
Class and type: Natick-class large harbor tug
  • 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

Menominee (YTB‑790) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named after the Menominee, a Native American tribe in Wisconsin.[1]


The contract for Menominee was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 6 September 1966 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 3 April 1967.

Operational history[edit]

Menominee has performed miscellaneous tugging services for the 5th Naval District, headquartered at Norfolk, Virginia. In the spring of 1971 she was reassigned to Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

Stricken from the Navy List 4 September 1998, she was disposed of by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by sale for reuse/conversion 27 September 2000. Currently in civilian service as Capt. Bill.[2]


  1. ^ "Menominee (YTB-790)". Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Capt. Bill". Retrieved 31 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Photo gallery of Menominee (YTB-790) at NavSource Naval History