(YTB-793: dp. 356 (f.); l. 109-; b. 31-; dr. 14-; s. 12 k.; cpl. 12; cl. Natick)
A city in Ohio named for a tribe of Shawnee Indians which formerly inhabited the region.
The second Piqua (YTB-793) was laid down by the Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wise., 29 September 1966; launched 25 April 1967; and delivered to the Navy 10 July 1967. Placed in service soon after delivery, Piqua has performed, into 1970, valuable tug services for the 1st Naval District and for Atlantic Fleet ships operating in New England waters.