USS Apopka (YTB-778)

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Name: USS Apopka (YTB-778)
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: October 1964
Launched: 7 July 1965
Completed: September 1965
General characteristics
Class and type: Natick-class tugboat
Displacement: 283 long tons (288 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

Apopka (YTB-778) was laid down in October 1964 at Marinette, Wis., by the Marinette Marine Corp.; launched on 7 July 1965; and completed in September 1965.

Upon entering into service, Apopka was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. By the beginning of 1966, she had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and had begun operations at Holy Loch, Scotland. Still active, Apopka continued to provide harbor tug services to Navy ships based at Holy Loch until that base closed in 1992.