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Natchitoches

 

A city in Louisiana; an Indian word meaning place where the soil is the color of red ocher.

 

(YTB–799: dp. 283; l. 109’; b. 31’; dr. 14’; s. 12 k.; cpl. 12; cl. Natick.)

 

Natchitoches (YTB–799) was laid down 24 June 1968 by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp, Slidell, Louisiana; launched 9 January 1969; placed in service 29 May 1969; and assigned to Boston.