USS Ahoskie (YTB-804)

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USS Ahoskie (YTB-804), left, sprays streams of water into the air as USS Antigo (YTB-792) comes alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Macdonough (DDG-39) to escort her up the Cooper River to Naval Station, Charleston, 22 March 1991.
Name: USS Ahoskie
Ordered: 4 March 1969
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Laid down: 23 June 1969
Launched: 14 January 1970
Acquired: 7 July 1970
Struck: 10 October 1995
Homeport: Charleston, S.C.v
Fate: In private service in Eastport, Maine
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
Displacement: 341 long tons (346 t)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Ahoskie (YTB-804) was a Natick-class large harbor tug in the service of the United States Navy.

She was laid down on 23 June 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin by Peterson Builders, launched on 14 January 1970, and delivered to the Navy on 7 July 1970.

The harbor tug was assigned to duty in the 6th Naval District and based at Charleston, South Carolina. She has spent her entire Navy career providing towing and other services to ships at Charleston.

Circa 2000, the ship was in civilian service in Eastport, Maine. A wooden plaque on the stack identified it as the Ahoskie.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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