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Apopka (YTB 778)

- stricken -

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Named after the city and lake in Orange County, Florida, the APOPKA was one of the NATICK - class large harbor tugs and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. Initially assigned to the Naval Base in Holy Loch, Scotland, the APOPKA remained there until the base was closed. Subsequently transfered to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the APOPKA was stricken from the Navy list on June 26, 1996, and is now berthed at Guantanamo Bay awaiting to be sold.

General Characteristics:Awarded: January 31, 1964
Keel laid: October 15, 1964
Launched: July 8, 1965
Delivered: September 30, 1965
Stricken: June 26, 1996
Builder: Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis.
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 APOPKA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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