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Navajo Class, U.S. Fleet Tugboats


Photograph of Navajo-class fleet tugboat

Mare Island Navy Yard #4455-43


Specifications:


Tonnage 1646 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 205' by 38'6" by 15'3"
62.48m by 11.73m by 4.65m
Maximum speed       16 knots
Complement 85
Armament 1 3"/50 AA gun
6 40mm Bofors AA guns
6 machine guns
Machinery
1-shaft diesel-electric (3600 shp)
Bunkerage 306 tons fuel oil


The Navajos were built for the U.S. Navy from 1940 to the end of the war. They were fast, powerful, modern tugs suitable for establishing fleet bases in the undeveloped anchorages of the far Pacific.


Units in the Pacific:

Navajo

Pearl Harbor

Lost 1943-9-12 off Pago Pago from unknown cause

Seminole

5 days out of Pearl Harbor for San Diego     

Sunk by gunfire 1942-10-25 off Tulagi
Menominee
Completed 1942-9-25 (San Francisco)
Pawnee Completed 1942-11-7 (Alameda)
Sioux Completed 1942-12-6 (Mare Island)
Ute Completed 1942-12-13 (Alameda)
Chickasaw
Completed 1943-2-4 (Alameda)
Apache
Arrived 1943-3

Arapaho Arrived 1943-4
Lipan Completed 1943-4-29 (San Francisco)
Mataco Completed 1943-5-29 (San Francisco)
Tawasa
Completed 1943-7-17 (Portland)
Tekesta Completed 1943-8-16 (Portland)
Yuma Completed 1943-8-31 (Portland)
Zuni Completed 1943-10-9 (Portland)
Chowanoc
Arrived 1944-4

Cocopa
Arrived 1944-5

Quapaw Completed 1944-5-6 (Alameda)
Hidatsa
Arrived 1944-6

Jicarilla
Arrived 1944-8

Bannock
Arrived 1944-12

Achomawi     
Arrived 1945-1

Narragansett     
Arrived 1945-1-21

Avoyel Arrived 1945-2-1
Chawasha
Arrived 1945-4

Cahuila
Arrived 1945-4

Atakapa Arrived 1945-5-3
Carib
Arrived 1945-6

Chilula
Arriveed 1945-6-16

Chimariko       Arrived 1945-7-9


References

DANFS



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