USS Skenandoa (YT-336)
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For other ships of the same name, see USS Skenandoa.
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|Namesake:||Skendandoa (1710-1816), also known as Oskanondonha, a Christianized chief of the Oneida tribe who was friendly to the American colonists and persuaded the Oneida to remain neutral during the American Revolution.|
|Acquired:||11 February 1943|
|Reclassified:||From harbor tug, YT-336, to medium harbor tug, YTM-336, 15 May 1944|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 25 January 1946|
|Notes:||Operated as commercial tug Mathilda Foss 1909-1943|
|Length:||91 ft 0 in (27.74 m)|
The first USS Skenandoa (YT-33t6), later YTM-336, was a United States Navy harbor tug in service from 1943 to 1946.
Skenandoa was built as the commercial tug Mathilda Foss in 1909. The U.S. Navy acquired her for World War II service on 11 February 1943 and placed her in service as USS Skenandoa (YT-336).
Skenandoa spent her Navy career operating in the Hawaiian Islands. She was reclassified as a medium harbor tug and redesignated YTM-336 on 15 May 1944.
The Navy returned Skenandoa to her owners on 25 January 1946.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.