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Presently assigned to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, NH., the KEOKUK is the 12th NATICK - class large harbor tug.
KEOKUK's namesake is a town in Iowa named for a leader of the Sauk Indians born in Illinois about 1780. His name has been translated as "one who moves about alert" and as "Running Fox." His career was distinguished by opposition to Sauk participation in the Black Hawk War and by skillful diplomacy in negotiations with agents of the Federal Government and leaders of other tribes. He died in 1848 in Kansas.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 18, 1963|
|Keel laid: December 5, 1963|
|Launched: May 21, 1964|
|Delivered: August 23, 1964|
|Builder: Mobile Ship Repair, Mobile, Ala.|
|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|
|Homeport: Portsmouth, NH.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard KEOKUK. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
KEOKUK Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows the KEOKUK at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, NH. on August 23, 2010.