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Apopka (YTB-778)

1965- 

A city and lake in Orange County, Florida. 

(YTB-778: displacement 356 (f.); l. 109'; b. 31'; dr. 14'; s. 12 k. (tl.); cpl. 12; cl. Natick)

Apopka (YTB-778) was laid down in October 1964 at Marinette, Wis., by the Marinette Marine Corp.; launched on 7 July 1965; and completed in September 1965.

Upon entering service, Apopka was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. By the beginning of 1966, she had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and had begun operations at Holy Loch, Scotland. She provided harbor tug services to Navy ships based there into the 1980s.

Published: Tue Jul 05 22:51:43 EDT 2016