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USS Neodesha (YTB-815)
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USS Neodesha (YTB-815) approaches the USS Arizona (BB-39) Memorial at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1984.
Name: USS Neodesha (YTB-815)
Awarded: 22 June 1970
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 10 May 1971
Launched: 6 October 1971
Acquired: 2 January 1971
Reclassified: IX-540 3 August 2007
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
344 long tons (350 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 Neodesha (YTB-815) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug.[1]

Construction and commissioning

The contract for Neodesha was awarded on 22 June 1970. She was laid down down on 10 May 1971 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 6 October 1971.

Operational history

Neodesha served the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, HI.

On 3 August 2007 she was reclassified as an unclassified miscellaneous vessel, given the hull number IX-540. Neodesha is assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One as a non-operational training hulk.


  • 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.

External links

  • Photo gallery of USS Neodesha (YTB-815) at NavSource Naval History

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