Nanticoke (YTB-803)

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Nanticoke (YTB-803)
Awarded: 4 March 1969
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 26 May 1969
Launched: 14 December 1969
Acquired: 21 June 1970
In service: 21 June 1970
Struck: 9 November 1999
Fate: Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 30 October 2002, Nix's Mate Equipment Co., Salem, N.H. for $311,000. Renamed Canal Protector
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tug
  • 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
  • 341 long tons (346 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

Nanticoke (YTB-803) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug.[1]


The contract for Nanticoke was awarded 4 March 1969. She was laid down on 26 May 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 14 December 1969.

Operational history

Placed in service in the 12th Naval District at San Francisco in 1970, Nanticoke served her whole career there until she was taken out of service in 1999.

Stricken from the Navy List 9 November 1999, Nanticoke was sold to a private concern and renamed Canal Protector. Ex-Nanticoke was subsequently resold and renamed Robert E. McAllister.[2]


  1. "Nanticoke (YTB-803)". Retrieved 2011-11-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Canal Protector". Retrieved 2011-11-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]

External links

  • Photo gallery of Nanticoke (YTB-803) at NavSource Naval History