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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)|
|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 MOHAWK. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS MOHAWK Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me on November 7, 2008, and show the MOHAWK laid up at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
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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).