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USS Agawam (YTB-809)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Agawam.
Career (USA)
Name: USS Agawam (YTB-809)
Awarded: 22 June 1970
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 24 August 1970
Launched: 10 April 1971
In service: 28 July 1971
Struck: 9 November 1999
Fate: sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 13 November 2002
General characteristics
Class & type: Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
344 long tons (350 t) (full)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 29 ft 7 in (9.02 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: diesel, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

USS Agawam (YTB-809) was a United States Navy large district harbor tug named for Agawam, Massachusetts.[1] Agawam was the third ship to bear the name.

Construction and commissioning

The contract for Agawam was awarded 22 June 1970. She was laid down down on 24 August 1970 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by Peterson Builders and launched 10 April 1971.

Operational history

Agawam was assigned to the 5th Naval District and based at Norfolk, Virginia. The tug has spent most of Navy career providing support for the Navy's ships at the complex of facilities located in and around the Norfolk-Hampton Roads area. Her final tour of duty was spent at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico until replaced by local tugs in 1998.[2]

Stricken from the Navy List 9 November 1999 ex-Agawam was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) 13 November 2002.


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External links

  • Photo gallery of USS Agawam (YTB-809) at NavSource Naval History
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