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Eufaula (YTB-800)
USS Redwing (YTB-783)
After being positioned over the submerged deck of the Dutch heavy lift ship Mighty Servant 1 at Algeciras, Spain, 1 April 1992, USS Tonkawa (YTB-786) and USS Eufaula (YTB-800), and the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM-5) wait to be raised out of the water.
Career
Ordered: 2 May 1968
Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA
Laid down: 5 August 1968
Launched: 22 February 1969
Acquired: 3 July 1969
Fate: Transfer to the Maritime Administration, 7 December 1992
General characteristics
Class & 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

Eufaula (YTB-800) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Eufaula, Alabama.[1]

Construction

The contract for Eufaula was awarded 2 May 1968. She was laid down on 5 August 1968 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corp and launched 22 February 1969.

Operational history

Eufaula served the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, Virginia and Naval Station Rota, Spain from 1969 - 1992.

On 7 December 1992, ex-Eufaula was transferred to the Maritime Administration National Defense Reserve Fleet.

References

  • 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.

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