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USS Watseka (YT-387)
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Name: USS Watseka
Namesake: Watseka
Acquired: by purchase, 1943
Decommissioned: March 1946
Reclassified: YTM-387, 15 May 1944
Fate: Sold, 1 July 1972
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
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.[1]


  1. "Harbor Tugs". Retrieved 2009-10-25. 

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