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USS Ahoskie (YTB-804)
Antigo (YTB-792).jpg
USS Ahoskie (YTB-804), left, sprays streams of water into the air as USS Antigo (YTB-792) comes alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Macdonough (DDG-39) to escort her up the Cooper River to Naval Station, Charleston, 22 March 1991.
Name: USS Ahoskie
Awarded: 4 March 1969
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Laid down: 23 June 1969
Launched: 14 January 1970
Acquired: 7 July 1970
Struck: 10 October 1995
Homeport: Charleston, S.C.v
Fate: In private service in Eastport, Maine
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
341 long tons (346 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

USS Ahoskie (YTB-804) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Ahoskie, North Carolina.[1]

Construction and commissioning

The contract for Ahoskie was awarded 4 Mar 1969. She was laid down down on 23 June 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin by Peterson Builders and launched 14 January 1970.

Operational history

Delivered to the Navy on 7 July 1970, Ahoskie was assigned to duty in the 6th Naval District and based at Charleston, South Carolina. She has spent her entire Navy career providing towing and other services to ships at Charleston.

Stricken from the Navy List 10 October 1995, ex-Ahoskie was sold to the City of Eastport, Maine Port Authority, 7 March 1996.

Circa 2000, the ship was in civilian service in Eastport, Maine. A wooden plaque on the stack identified it as the Ahoskie.


External links

  • Photo gallery of USS Ahoskie (YTB-804) at NavSource Naval History

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