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Apopka

 

A city and lake in Orange County in central Florida. The name is purportedly of Indian origin.

 

(YTB-778: dp. 356 (f.); l. 109'; b. 31'; dr. 14'; s. 12 k. (tl.); cpl. 12; cl. Natick)

 

Apopka (YTB-778) was laid down in October 1964 at Marinette, Wis., by the Marinette Marine Corp.; launched on 7 July 1965; and completed in September 1965.

 

Upon entering into service, Apopka was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. By the beginning of 1966, she had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and had begun operations at Holy Loch, Scotland. Still active at the beginning of 1987, Apopka continued to provide harbor tug services to Navy ships based at Holy Loch.