USS Wailaki (YTB-706)

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Career (United States)
Name: USS Wailaki
Namesake: The Wailaki, one of the Native American groups making up the Eel River Athapaskans that traditionally lived on or near the Eel River of northwestern California
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Company, San Pedro, California (planned)
Laid down: Never
Notes: Construction contract cancelled 29 August 1945
General characteristics
Class and type: Hisada-class tug
Displacement: 310 tons (full)
Length: 101 ft 0 in (30.78 m)
Beam: 28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)
Draft: 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 10

USS Wailaki (YTB-706) was a large yard tug proposed for the United States Navy that was not built.

Wailaki was a Hisada-class large yard tug slated to be built at Terminal Island, San Pedro, California, by the Bethlehem Steel Company, but the contract for her construction was cancelled on 29 August 1945.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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