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Named after the city and lake in Orange County, Florida, the APOPKA was one of the NATICK - class large harbor tugs and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. Initially assigned to the Naval Base in Holy Loch, Scotland, the APOPKA remained there until the base was closed. Subsequently transfered to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the APOPKA was stricken from the Navy list on June 26, 1996, and is now berthed at Guantanamo Bay awaiting to be sold.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 31, 1964|
|Keel laid: October 15, 1964|
|Launched: July 8, 1965|
|Delivered: September 30, 1965|
|Stricken: June 26, 1996|
|Builder: Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis.|
|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 APOPKA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.