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Moratoc

 

A tribe which, in the early 16th century, lived along the Roanoke River, in Virginia.

 

(YTB‑704: dp. 237; l. 100'; b. 26'; dr. 10'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 10; cl. Hisada)

 

Moratoc (YTB‑704) was laid down 8 August 1945 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Shipbuilding Division, San Pedro, Calif.; launched 1 March 1946; and completed and accepted by the Navy 16 April 1946. Assigned at first to the 19th Fleet, at San Diego, Moratoc was placed in service in the 11th Naval District in August. Since 1946, she has continued to providing berthing and docking assistance, towing services, and firefighting facilities for that district; as YTB‑704 until February 1962, and as YTM‑704 into 1969.