Ketchikan (YTB-795)

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Ketchikan (YTB-795)
A starboard bow view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) being assisted by Ketchikan (YTB-795) and another tug, while docking at Sierra Pier, Naval Station Guam during Exercise TANDEM THRUST '99.
Ordered: 15 June 1967
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 18 December 1967
Launched: 11 June 1968
Acquired: 6 November 1968
Struck: 5 June 2001
Fate: Disposed of in support of fleet training exercise, 25 April 2003
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tug
  • 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

Ketchikan (YTB-795) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Ketchikan, Alaska.


The contract for Ketchikan was awarded 15 June 1967. She was laid down on 18 December 1967 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 11 June 1968.

Operational history

Ketchikan served as a harbor tug at Naval Station Guam, Marianas Islands.

Stricken from the Navy List 5 June 2001, Ketchikan was sunk during fleet training exercises 25 April 2003.[1]


  1. Polmar, Norman (2005). The Naval Institute Guide To The Ships And Aircraft Of The U.S. Fleet. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 344. ISBN 1591146852. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 

External links

  • Photo gallery of Ketchikan (YTB-795) at NavSource Naval History