Manhattan (YTB-779)

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For other ships with the same name, see USS Manhattan.
Manhattan (YTB-779)
Ottumwa (YTB-761).jpg
USS Ottumwa (YTB-761) and Manhattan (YTB-779) assist in the docking of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN-726) at Delta Pier, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, WA.
United States
Ordered: 31 January 1964
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 1 October 1964
Launched: 15 July 1965
Acquired: 1 December 1965
Reclassified: Yard tug, YT-800, 7 October 2008
Struck: 1 October 2004
Reinstated: 7 October 2008
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tug
Displacement: 283 long tons (288 t) (lt)
356 long tons (362 t) (full)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Diesel engine, single screw
Twin z-drive, 2008
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 12

Manhattan (YTB‑779/YT-800) is a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Manhattan, New York.[1]


The contract for Manhattan was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 1 October 1964 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 15 July 1965.

Operational history

Assigned to the Pacific Fleet, Manhattan transited the Panama Canal and steamed to Hawaii for duty in the US Naval Shipyard at Pearl Harbor.

Manhattan served in Viet Nam between November 1966 and September 1968.

After Viet Nam, Manhattan was assigned to Naval Submarine Base Bangor.

Stricken from the Navy List 1 October 2004, Manhattan was sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 23 August 2005, to Grant Westmoreland, LMW Investments Inc. for $151,888.

Ex-Manhattan was converted to twin z-drive[2] and reacquired by the US Navy, 7 October 2008 and was designated as unnamed yard tug YT-800.[lower-alpha 1]

File:Manhattan (779) returning to Bremerton 2012 June 25.jpg
Manhattan (779) returning to Bremerton 2012


  1. The NVR notes that Manhattan was reacquired by the Navy and designated YT-800 without a name. Other evidence shows that Manhattan has recovered her name and, if not the YTB hull classification, at least her old hull number.[3]


  1. "Manhattan (YTB-779)". Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  2. Gauvin, Brian (7 June 2010). "New Navy tractors steal the show from traditional YTBs". Professional Mariner. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. "Really Random Tugs". Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

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