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Ahoskie (YTB-804)

(YTB-804: dp. 341 (f.); 1. 109'; b. 31'; dr. 14'; s. 12 k. (tl.); cpl. 12; cl. Natick)

The name of a town in Hartford county in northeastern North Carolina. The term is purportedly of Indian origin.

Ahoskie (YTB-804) was laid down in July 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., by Peterson Builders, Inc.; launched in January 1970; completed on 12 July 1970; and placed in service during that same month.

The harbor tug was assigned to duty in the 6th Naval District and based at Charleston, S.C. She has spent her entire Navy career providing towing and other services to ships at Charleston. As of the beginning of 1987, Ahoskie was still active in the 6th Naval District.

Published: Thu Jul 09 15:38:15 EDT 2015