USS Nanticoke (YTB-803)

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Name: USS Nanticoke (YTB-803)
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 26 May 1969
Launched: 14 December 1969
In service: 21 June 1970
Struck: 9 November 1999
Fate: Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 30 October 2002, Nix's Mate Equipment Co., Salem, N.H. for $311,000. Renamed Canal Protector
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

USS Nanticoke (YTB-803) was a natick Class District Harbor Tug laid down 1969, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI. and placed in service in the 12th Naval District at San Francisco. She served her whole career there until she was taken out of service in 1999. She was subsequently sold to a private concern and is still in service as the Canal Protector.