Pushmataha (YTB-830)

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Pushmataha (YTB-830)
Pushmataha (YTB-830).jpg
USS Parche (SSN-683) is backing out her berth at Mare Island on 19 August 1994 with the assistance of Pushmataha (YTB-830) and Skenandoa (YTB-835). The bow of Floating Workshop YR-63 is seen behind Parche
Awarded: 5 June 1973
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 13 December 1973
Launched: 31 July 1974
In service: 14 October 1974
Struck: 2 October 1995
Status: Unknown; scrapped?
General characteristics
Class and type: Natick-class large harbor tug
  • 286 long tons (291 t) (light)
  • 346 long tons (352 t) (full)
Length: 108 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

Pushmataha (YTB-830) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug.[1] Pushmataha is thought to have been named in honor of noted Choctaw Nation warrior and statesman Chief Pushmataha.[by whom?]


The contract for Pushmataha was awarded 5 June 1973. She was laid down on 13 December 1973 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 31 June 1974.

Operational history[edit]

Pushmataha was assigned to the San Francisco Bay area. Stricken from the Navy List 2 October 1995, she was transferred to the Maritime Administration 13 September 1995.


  1. ^ "Pushmataha (YTB-830)". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 

External links[edit]

  • Photo gallery of Pushmataha (YTB-830) at NavSource Naval History