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USS Skenandoa (YTB-835)
USS Pollack (SSN-603)
USS Skenandoa (center rear) assists the submarine USS Pollack (SSN-603) as Pollack arrives off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, in January 1988 for inactivation.
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Name: USS Skenandoa
Namesake: Oskanondonha (Skenandoa) (1710-1816)
Awarded: 5 June 1973
Builder: Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 9 September 1974
Launched: 3 April 1975
In service: 10 June 1975
Status: Active
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: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Installed power: 2000 horsepower (1.5 MW)
Propulsion: one diesel engine, one shaft
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

USS Skenandoa (YTB-835) is a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug[1] named for Oneida Chief Oskanondonha also known as Skenandoa. Skenandoa was the second US Navy ship to bear the name.

Construction and commissioningEdit

The contract for Skenandoa was awarded 5 June 1973. She was laid down down on 9 September 1974 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 3 April 1975.

Operational historyEdit

Skenandoa initially was assigned to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco, California, aiding ships in berthing and docking maneuvers and providing waterfront fire protection. Sometime prior to October 2008, Skenandoa was transferred to Bremerton, Washington, where she is in active service.


External linksEdit

  • Photo gallery of USS Skenandoa (YTB-835) at NavSource Naval History

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