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Natchitoches

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

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

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.

Published: Wed Aug 12 12:22:13 EDT 2015