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Named after the city in Ohio which is the hometown of Neil Armstrong, who, in July 1969, became the first man to walk on the surface of the Moon, the WAPAKONETA was one of the NATICK - class large harbor tugs and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Assigned to the Norfolk Naval Base, the tug was stricken from the Navy list on April 16, 2001, and was sold on July 16, 2001.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 7, 1961|
|Keel laid: August 1, 1962|
|Launched: June 11, 1963|
|Delivered: July 25, 1963|
|Stricken: April, 2001|
|Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, La.|
|Propulsion system: one diesel propulsion engine, 2000 HP|
|Length: 109 feet (33.2 meters)|
|Beam: 29 feet (8.8 meters)|
|Draft: 13 feet (3.95 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 356 tons|
|Speed: 12 knots|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard WAPAKONETA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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