|Namesake:||Wanamassa, New Jersey|
|Awarded:||9 August 1971|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||28 October 1972|
|Launched:||4 May 1973|
|Acquired:||28 July 1973|
|Class and type:||Natick-class large harbor tug|
|Length:||108 ft (33 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Installed power:||2000 horsepower (1.5 MW)|
|Propulsion:||one diesel engine, one screw|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Delivered to the U.S. Navy on 28 July 1973, Wanamassa was initially assigned to the 10th Naval District and operated out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, aiding ships in berthing and docking maneuvers and standing ready to provide waterfront fire protection.
In the latter half of the 1970s, she was transferred to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, in Cuba. She remained in active service at Guantanamo as late as April 2015. The three Natick class tugs at Guantanamo remain among the last five to remain in service.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of Wanamassa (YTB-820) at NavSource Naval History
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