|USS Skenandoa (YTB-835)|
|Career (United States)|
|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|
|Class & type:||Natick class Large District Harbor Tug|
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)|
USS Skenandoa (YTB-835) is a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug 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.
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- 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.
- Photo gallery of USS Skenandoa (YTB-835) at NavSource Naval History
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