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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid Down, 15 May 1963, by Mobile Ship Repair Inc., Mobile, AL.
Launched, 30 November 1963
Delivered, 9 June 1964
Placed in service in 1965, as Arcata (YTB-768), allocated to the 13th Naval District, at Seattle, WA.
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 4 April 1995
Final Disposition, sunk as a target on 2 October 2004, at 33'10.20"N, 120'57.1"W in 1,315 fathoms of water
Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||Four Natick class large harbor tugs; Manhattan (YTB-779) (lower left), Arcata (YTB-768) (lower right), Ottumwa (YTB-761) (upper left) and Mishawaka (YTB-764) (upper right) assist USS Ohio (SSBN-726) out of dry dock at Delta Pier, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, WA., 15 August 1983.
US Navy photo by PH1 Steve Smith.
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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