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Palatka (YTB 801)

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One of the NATICK - class large harbor tugs, the PALATKA was the first ship in the Navy named after the city in Florida and the Seminole Indian word meaning “spilled.” Stricken from the Navy list on April 4, 1995, the tug was sold on July 16, 2001.

General Characteristics:Awarded: May 2, 1968
Keel laid: November 29, 1968
Launched: August 19, 1969
Delivered: November 25, 1969
Stricken: April 4, 1995
Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, La.
Propulsion system: one diesel propulsion engine, 2000 HP
Propellers: one
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
Armament: none
Crew: 12


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard PALATKA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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