This Little Baby Boat May Be the Smallest Ship in the Navy
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At just 19 feet long, it's used to deploy underwater fences. D'awww.
A little baby boat is making waves on Reddit. It may be the smallest ship in the U.S. Navy.

The "Boomin Beaver" is a security tug that can tow small ships and deploy underwater fences.

One of these boats fetched $100,000 in an auction, which sure seems like a lot for a boat this small.

An adorable little tugboat as long as a Ford F-150 is making the rounds on social media, prompting many to call it the "smallest ship in the U.S. Navy."

At just 19 feet long, the boat is actually "Boomin Beaver" security tug. Originally built to herd logs in waterways, the Navy boat is now an all-purpose vessel that can tow small ships and deploy floating security fences, ensuring that larger submarines, destroyers, and even aircraft carriers don't receive unwanted visitors.


The tug first popped up on Reddit earlier this week. Chuck's Boat and Drive in Longview, Washington built these boats for loggers, and at some point, the U.S. Navy…
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