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USS Dekanawida (YTB-831)
SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS 6).jpg
USS Dekanawida (YTB-831) and USS Santaquin (YTB-824) assist SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6) as she arrives at US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay for the exercise Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) 09.
Name: USS Dekanawida (YTB-831)
Awarded: 5 June 1973
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 22 January 1974
Launched: 12 September 1974
In service: 31 October 1974
Status: Active as of 2012
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 286 long tons (291 t) (light)
346 long tons (352 t) (full)
Length: 108 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Dekanawida (YTB-831) is a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for the Great Peacemaker who, by tradition, was one of the founders of the Iroquois Confederacy.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Dekanawida was awarded 5 June 1973. She was laid down down on 22 January 1974 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 12 September 1974.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Dekanawida is in active service at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dekanawida was the second US Navy ship to bear the name. "USS Dekanawida (YTB-831)". http://www.navysite.de/ytb/ytb831.htm. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Dekanawida (YTB-831) at NavSource Naval History

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