Tacoma Shipyard launches fourth Navy Tug

At 16:30 hours Nov 6, 2010 the fourth Navy Tug Boat built by J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. was ushered into the water by a loyal crowd braving the down pouring rain at the launching ceremony of YT-805 “Seminole”. Bound for Navy service in Japan, YT-805 is one of four new Navy Z-Drive Yard Tugs with two Caterpillar 1800 hp engines providing up to 40 tons of pull. The tug is now undergoing its final outfitting at the facilities of J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. in Tacoma, Washington.

This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:

You have indicated this comment should be removed.


The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

Bruce says ... on Sunday, Nov 7 at 7:06 AM

Great boat, great speech, great launch. It was a surprise to know she'll be serving our country over in Japan...but like the man said...she'll have 'made in U.S.A.' printed all over her.

Add a comment


Comment: 250 Characters Left

KOMO News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.