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Palatka

 

A city in Florida. Palatka is a Seminole Indian word meaning “spilled.”

 

(YTB–801: dp. 356; l. 109’; b. 31’; dr. 14’; s. 12 k.; a. none; cl. YTB–760)

 

Palatka (YTB–801) was laid down 29 November 1968 by Southern SB Corp., Slidell, La.; launched 19 August 1969; and delivered 7 November 1969, to the 5th Naval District.

 

Palatka is a Large Harbor Tug specially configured to berth and dock nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers. She is also equipped to provide emergency rescue and other services. Though not a commissioned vessel, Palatka will serve quietly but relentlessly through many years of hard work for the U.S. Navy.