Weehawken (YTB-776)

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Weehawken (YTB-776)
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Weehawken (YTB-776) pushes USS White Plains (AFS-4) back out to sea after a grounding.
History
United States
Namesake: Weehawken, New Jersey
Awarded: 31 January 1964
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 13 August 1964
Launched: 6 August 1965
Acquired: 22 October 1965
Decommissioned: 24 April 2003
Struck: 5 January 2001
Fate: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick-class
Type: Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 283 tons
Length: 109 feet (33 m)
Beam: 31 feet (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 feet (4.3 m)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

The Weehawken (YTB-776) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Weehawken, New Jersey.

Construction

The contract for Weehawken was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 13 August 1964 at Marinette, Wisconsin by Marinette Marine and launched 8 June 1965.

Operational history

Weehawken was delivered to the 9th Naval District in July 1965. In November 1965, she was placed in service in the 14th Naval District, which comprises the Hawaiian Islands and surrounding smaller islets. She also served at Guam. The tug conducted routine towing operations between those islands and rendered assistance to ships entering and clearing Pearl Harbor. As of December 1979, she was still active in the 14th Naval District.

Stricken from the Navy List 5 January 2001, Weehawken was disposed of during a fleet training exercise on 24 April 2003 after 37.5 years of commissioned service.[1]

References

  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • Photo gallery of Weehawken (YTB-776) at NavSource Naval History