USS Opelika (YTB-798)

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USS Kittanning (YTB-787) and USS Opelika (YTB-798) assist the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) away from the pier at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY).
Name: USS Opelika
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 23 February 1968
Launched: 21 August 1968
Acquired: 30 January 1969
Status: active in service
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 Opelika (YTB–798) was laid down 23 February 1968 by the Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wise.; launched 21 August 1968; and delivered to the Navy 30 January 1968 for service at the Naval Station, Subic Bay, Philippines. She has continued busy operations there until that base closed in 1992. She was transferred Yokosuka, Japan and is active in service there as of 2010.