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Agawam (YTB-809)

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Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 24 August 1970, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 10 April 1971
  • Delivered, 28 July 1971 and placed in service as Agawam (YTB-809)
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 13 November 2002
    Displacement 282 t.(lt) 344 t. (fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 12
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Agawam 58k Agawam (YTB-809) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Agawam 300k Agawam (YTB-809) tied up at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., 7 July 1988. Chetek (YTB-827) is astern of Agawam.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-88-07990 by Don S. Montgomery USN Ret., from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo

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