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Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 12 March 1969, by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA.
Launched, 20 September 1969
Delivered, 29 June 1970
Placed in service as Cheraw (YTB-802) location unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 29 February 1996
Transferred, 29 December 1996, to the US Army Corp. of Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 291 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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| Cheraw (YTB-802)
||Cheraw (YTB-802) tied up pierside, circa 1974-76, location unknown. In the background is USS Valdez (DE-1096). Photo Contributed Paul A. Smith. Courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
||Cheraw (YTB-802) moored pierside, circa 1974-76, location unknown. Photo Contributed Paul A. Smith. Courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.<
| US Army Tug Cheraw
||Cheraw underway with a tow in the Great Lakes area, circa 1996. Photo Contributed Paul A. Smith. Courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
There is no DANFS history record for Cheraw (YTB-802) available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
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