Waxahachie at left
|Awarded:||22 June 1970|
|Builder:||Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||1 April 1971|
|Launched:||9 September 1971|
|Acquired:||2 January 1972|
|Struck:||27 September 2011|
|Class and type:||Natick-class large harbor tug|
|Length:||109 ft (33 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||One diesel propulsion engine, 2,000 hp (1,500 kW)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
Delivered to the Navy on 4 January 1972 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Waxahachie was assigned to the 14th Naval District. She continued to serve the fleet actively, providing tug and tow services, as well as pilot assistance, at the busy Pacific Fleet base at Pearl Harbor into 1980.
On 3 August 2007, was reclassified as an Unclassified miscellaneous vessel, stripped of her name and given the hull number IX-545. For the remainder of her career, IX-545 served as a reusable target vehicle.
Stricken from the Navy List 27 September 2011, ex-Waxahachie awaits disposal.
- "Waxahachie (YTB-814)". Retrieved 2011-11-24.
- 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 entries can be found here and here.
- Photo gallery of Waxahachie (YTB-814) at NavSource Naval History
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