Marinette Marine Delivers First Of Seven Training Vessels
The Naval Education and Training Center (NETC), located in Newport, R.I., recently took delivery of a new Class (YP-683) Yard Patrol training vessel. This YP is the first of seven YP-683 Class vessels the NETC will be receiving during the next three months from Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis.
Marinette Marine, under contract to the U.S. Navy for 20 of the YP- 683 Class Yard Patrol Boats, has delivered 13 of the vessels to the Annapolis Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. The remaining vessels are scheduled for delivery to the NETC in Newport and will augment the existing fleet of YPs presently in use at the center for training students in basic seamanship, shiphandling and naval communications.
The YPs are of wood hull construction, with an aluminum superstructure, overall length of 108 feet, beam of 22 feet 9 inches, and full load draft of 5 feet 9 inches. Marinette Marine Corporation is a firm of engineers and construction specialists providing military and commercial clients with the latest state-of-the-art ship design and construction.
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