Eufaula (YTB-800)

Summary

Eufaula (YTB-800) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Eufaula, Alabama.[1]

Eufaula (YTB-800)
USS Redwing (YTB-783)
After being positioned over the submerged deck of the Dutch heavy lift ship Mighty Servant 1 at Algeciras, Spain, 1 April 1992, Tonkawa (YTB-786) and Eufaula (YTB-800), and the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM-5) wait to be raised out of the water.
History
Ordered2 May 1968
BuilderSouthern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA
Laid down5 August 1968
Launched22 February 1969
Acquired3 July 1969
FateTransfer to the Maritime Administration, 7 December 1992
General characteristics
Class and type Natick-class large harbor tug
Displacement
  • 283 long tons (288 t) (light)
  • 356 long tons (362 t) (full)
Length109 ft (33 m)
Beam31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement12
ArmamentNone

ConstructionEdit

The contract for Eufaula was awarded 2 May 1968. She was laid down on 5 August 1968 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corp and launched 22 February 1969.

Operational historyEdit

Eufaula served the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, Virginia and Naval Station Rota, Spain from 1969 - 1992.

On 7 December 1992, ex-Eufaula was transferred to the Maritime Administration National Defense Reserve Fleet.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eufaula (YTB-800)". Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

External linksEdit

  • Photo gallery of Eufaula (YTB-800) at NavSource Naval History