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Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
Built by Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI
Contract awarded, 09 August 1971
Laid down, 28 October 1972
Launched, 04 May 1973
Delivered to the Navy, 28 July 1973
Placed in service as Wanamassa (YTB-820) at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA, BMC Schuler, craftmaster
Assigned to the 10th Naval District, Naval Station San Juan, Puerto Rico, into 1980
Reassigned to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1980
Current Disposition, active in service at Guantanamo Bay
Displacement 283 tons (lt) 346 tons (fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single screw
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||Wanamassa (YTB-820) moored at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1975-78.
||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) assisted by tugs Dekanawida (YTB-831) and Wanamassa (YTB-820) arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to conduct agricultural counter-measure wash downs of all embarked equipment. Guantanamo Bay is Oak Hill's final port visit before returning to the U.S. after supporting Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2011 in the Caribbean. Oak Hill supported Southern Partnership Station 2012, an annual deployment of U.S naval assets in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. LCU 1659 is moving vehicles for wash down.
US Navy photo # 111213-N-IQ128-049 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Dec. 13, 2011) by R. Vargas.
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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
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