|USS Watseka (YT-387)|
|Acquired:||by purchase, 1943|
|Reclassified:||YTM-387, 15 May 1944|
|Fate:||Sold, 1 July 1972|
|Length:||100 ft (30 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
USS Watseka (YTM-387) was a medium harbor tug of the YTM-192 class in the service of the United States Navy during World War II. She is one of the Naval vessels named for a woman. Watseka was a Potawatomi woman.
Watseka was purchased in 1943 from Ira S. Bushey and Sons, of Brooklyn, New York, and assigned to the 8th Naval District, New Orleans, Louisiana. On 15 May 1944, her designation was changed From YTB-387 to--(YTM-387).
Placed in reserve, out of service, and berthed with the Columbia River, Oregon, group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet from March 1946, she was subsequently sold on 1 July 1972. As a civilian tug, she operated under the name Seahorse.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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