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USNS Mohawk (T-ATF 170)

- Military Sealift Command -
- decommissioned -

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USNS MOHAWK was the fifth POWHATAN - class ocean tug. Placed out of service on August 16, 2005, the MOHAWK spent the following 18 years laid up at Philadelphia, PA. In early September 2023, she was towed from Philadelphia to Brownsville, Tx., for scrapping.

USNS MOHAWK was equipped with a 10-ton capacity crane and a bollard pull of at least 54 tons. A deck grid was fitted aft which contained 1 inch bolt receptacles spaced 24 inches apart. That allowed for the bolting down of a wide variety of portable equipment. There were two GPH fire pumps supplying three fire monitors with up to 2,200 gallons of foam per minute. A deep module could be embarked to support naval salvage teams.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 27, 1978
Keel laid: March 22, 1979
Launched: May 17, 1980
Delivered: October 16, 1980
Decommissioned: August 16, 2005
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)
Propellers: two
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
Aircraft: none
Armament: none
Crew: 16 civilians and 4 naval communications technicians

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Crew List:

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

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The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the MOHAWK laid up at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on October 17, 2016. The ship alongside is the ex BARRY (DD 933).

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