USS Accohanoc (YTM-545)
|Builder:||Consolidated Shipbuilding, Morris Heights, New York|
|Laid down:||12 April 1945|
|Launched:||9 July 1945|
|In service:||May 1947|
|Out of service:||February 1987|
|Fate:||Transferred to Maritime Administration for disposal|
|Class & type:||Hisada-class harbor tug|
|Displacement:||260 long tons (264 t)|
|Length:||100 ft (30 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
She was laid down on 12 April 1945 at Morris Heights, New York by Consolidated Shipbuilding, launched on 9 July 1945, and delivered to the Navy on 28 December 1945.
By that time, however, World War II had ended and the Navy's need for all types of ships had greatly diminished. Consequently, instead of joining the Fleet, the large harbor tug was placed in reserve at Green Cove Springs, Florida, and remained inactive for 16 months.
She was finally placed in service in May 1947, for duty in the 7th Naval District, plying the waters of Florida. When the 7th Naval District was dissolved on 1 September 1948, Accohanoc reported to the commandant of its successor, the enlarged 6th Naval District. That assignment endured for almost 40 years. In February 1962, the tug was reclassified a medium harbor tug and redesignated YTM-545. Her last years as a naval vessel were spent handling the Lexington (CVT-16) in and out of berth at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.
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