Mandan (YTB-794)

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Mandan (YTB-794)
Mandan (YTB-794).jpg
Starboard broadside view of Mandan (YTB-794) underway in the harbor at Naval Station Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines, 8 December 1990
History
Ordered: 15 June 1967
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 11 December 1967
Launched: 30 April 1968
Acquired: 15 October 1968
Struck: 5 January 2001
Fate: Disposed of in support of fleet training exercise, 27 April 2003
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

Mandan (YTB-794) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Mandan, North Dakota.[1]

Construction

The contract for Mandan was awarded 15 June 1967. She was laid down on 11 December 1967 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 30 April 1968.

Operational history

Mandan served at Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippines until the Vietnam war when she was reassigned to Naval Support Activity Danang, South Vietnam. She earned campaign stars for Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V, Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI, and Tet/69 Counteroffensive. After that conflict's conclusion, Mandan returned to Subic Bay where she served out the rest of her career.

Stricken from the Navy List 5 January 2001, ex-Mandan was sunk during fleet training exercises, 27 April 2003.[2]

References

  1. "Mandan (YTB-794)". Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  2. 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. 

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