Wauwatosa (YTB-775)

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Wauwatosa (YTB-775)
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Wauwatosa (YTB-775) entering port at Subic Bay Naval Station, Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines, 8 December 1991.
History
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Awarded: 31 January 1964
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 21 August 1964
Launched: 19 May 1965
Completed: 21 June 1965
In service: 21 June 1965
Struck: 16 February 2002
Fate: Scrapped, 9 May 2005
General characteristics
Class and type: Natick-class
Type: Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 356 tons
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Diesel engine, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

Wauwatosa (YTB-775) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. [1] The tug was placed in service, but never commissioned. [2]

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin City in Wisconsin, United States

Wauwatosa is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 46,396 at the 2010 census. Wauwatosa is located immediately west of Milwaukee, and is a part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is named after the Potawatomi Chief Wauwataesie and the Potawatomi word for firefly.

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Construction

The contract for Wauwatosa was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 21 August 1964 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 19 May 1965.

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Marinette, Wisconsin City in Wisconsin, United States

Marinette is a city in and the county seat of Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the south bank of the Menominee River, at its mouth at Green Bay, part of Lake Michigan; to the north is Stephenson Island (Wisconsin), part of the city preserved as park. During the lumbering boom of the late 19th century, Marinette became the tenth-largest city in Wisconsin in 1900, with its peak population of 16,195.

Marinette Marine shipbuilding company

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) is a shipbuilding firm in Marinette, Wisconsin. FMM was a subsidiary of Manitowoc Marine Group of Wisconsin; FMM was sold to Fincantieri Marine Group in 2009.

Operational history

Placed in service in June 1966, Wauwatosa served with the Pacific Fleet at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan and Subic Bay Naval Station.

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Stricken from the Navy List 16 February 2002, she was scrapped 9 May 2005.

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References

  1. "Wauwatosa (YTB-775)" . Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  2. Naval History And Heritage Command. "Wauwatosa". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History And Heritage Command. Retrieved 10 March 2015.

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