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Wapakoneta II

(YTB-766 : dp. 356 (f.); 1. 109'0" ; b. 31'0" ; dph.
14'0"; a. 12.0 k.; cpl. 12; cl. Natick)

The second Wapakoneta (YTB-766) was laid down on 1 August 1962 at Slidell, LA., by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp.; launched on ll June 1963, and delivered to the Navy on 25 July 1963.

Soon thereafter, Wapakoneta was placed in service in the 6th Naval District, Norfolk, VA. Since October 1963, she has performed unglamorous, but vital, duties in those waters, providing tug and tow services, pilot assistance, and stand-by waterfront fire protection. As of 1 January 1979, she was still active at Norfolk.