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USNS CATAWBA is the third POWHATAN - class ocean tug.
The CATAWBA is equipped with a 10-ton capacity crane and a bollard pull of at least 54 tons. A deck grid is fitted aft which contains 1 inch bolt receptacles spaced 24 inches apart. This allows for the bolting down of a wide variety of portable equipment. There are two GPH fire pumps supplying three fire monitors with up to 2,200 gallons of foam per minute. A deep module can be embarked to support naval salvage teams.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: September 12, 1975|
|Keel laid: December 14, 1977|
|Launched: September 22, 1979|
|Delivered: May 28, 1980|
|Builder: Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.|
|Propulsion system: 2 GM EMD 20-645F7B diesels; 5.73 MW sustained; 2 shafts; Kort nozzles; cp props; bow thruster; 300 hp (224 kW)|
|Length: 226 feet (68.9 meters)|
|Beam: 42 feet (12.8 meters)|
|Draft: 15.1 feet (4.6 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 2,260 tons full load|
|Speed: 14.5 knots|
|Crew: 16 civilians and 4 naval communications technicians|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS CATAWBA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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