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USNS NARRAGANSETT was the second POWHATAN - class fleet ocean tug. Decommissioned on October 18, 1999, and stricken from the Navy list on June 5, 2002, the NARRAGANSETT transfered to the Naval Air Warfare Center at Patuxent River, Md, on August 2, 2002. There, the tug is currently serving as tow and service vessel.
The NARRAGANSETT 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: May 5, 1977|
|Launched: May 12, 1979|
|Delivered: November 9, 1979|
|Decommissioned: October 18, 1999|
|Builder: Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.|
|Propulsion system: 2 GM EMD 20-645F7B diesels; 5.73 MW sustained; 2 shafts; 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 NARRAGANSETT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS NARRAGANSETT Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows the NARRAGANSETT at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., on March 10, 2008.
The photos below were taken by me and show the NARRAGANSETT at San Francisco, Calif., on March 19, 2012, serving as tow ship for the former USS TRIPOLI (LPH 10) which is used as a mobile launch platform as part of the Ballistic Missile Defense Program. The NARRAGANSETT is wearing the Missile Defense Agency badge on the stack.