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Cheraw (YTB-802)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Juliet - India
NRJI
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 291 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Cheraw (YTB-802)
    Cheraw 38k 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. Robert Hurst
    Cheraw 37k Cheraw (YTB-802) moored pierside, circa 1974-76, location unknown. Photo Contributed Paul A. Smith. Courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.< Robert Hurst
    US Army Tug Cheraw
    Cheraw 97k Cheraw underway with a tow in the Great Lakes area, circa 1996. Photo Contributed Paul A. Smith. Courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors. Robert Hurst

    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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