USS Alamuchee (YTB-228)

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Name: USS Alamuchee (YTB-228)
Builder: Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
Laid down: 3 July 1944
Launched: 12 February 1945
In service: 4 May 1945
Struck: April 1960
Status: transferred to the state of Louisiana
General characteristics
Class and type: Cahto-class district harbor tug
Displacement: 410 t
Length: 110 feet (34 m)
Beam: 27 feet (8.2 m)
Draft: 11 feet 4 inches (3.45 m)
Propulsion: diesel, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: two .50-cal machine guns

USS Alamuchee (YTB-228) was laid down on 3 July 1944 at Camden, New Jersey, by the Mathis Yacht Building Company; launched on 12 February 1945; and placed in service on 4 May 1945.

The large harbor tug was assigned to the 8th Naval District and spent the next 15 years operating at New Orleans, LA. Her name was struck from the Navy list in April 1960, and she was transferred to the state of Louisiana in August of that year. She was operated by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans as a firefighting tug until 1965. The tug was sold at public auction by the Louisiana government to Mr. George W. Whiteman on 9 August 1965