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Opelika

 

A city in Alabama whose name is derived from an Indian word meaning “great swamp”.

 

(YTB–798: dp. 343 (f); l. 109’; b. 30’; dr. 13’10”; s. 12 k.; cpl. 12; cl. Natick)

 

Opelika (YTB–798) was laid down 23 February 1968 by the Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wise.; launched 21 August 1968; and delivered to the Navy 30 January 1968 for service at the Naval Station, Subic Bay, Philippines. She has continued busy operations there into 1970.