Muskegon (YTB-763)

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For other ships with the same name, see USS Muskegon.
Muskegon (YTB-763)
USS Muskegon (YTB-763)
Muskegon (YTB-763) while working alongside a ship at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 13 May 2004
United States
Awarded: 7 December 1961
Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA
Laid down: 1 February 1962
Launched: 8 August 1962
Completed: 19 April 1963
In service: April 1963
Struck: 29 August 2012
Status: Sold. Departed Yokosuka on October 3rd 2015 with YTB-807 in tow. Destination the Marshall Islands. Arrived there on October 21st 2015.
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)
Propulsion: diesel, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

Muskegon (YTB‑763), was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug. She is the second ship to be named for Muskegon, Michigan.[1]


The contract for Muskegon was awarded 7 December 1961. She was laid down on 1 February 1962 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corporation and launched 8 August 1962.

Operational history

Assigned as a yard tug to the 11th Naval District at San Diego, Muskegon remained there into 1969. Sometime before March 1994 Muskegon was transferred to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.


  1. "Muskegon (YTB-763)". Retrieved 22 October 2011. 

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