USS Skenandoa (YTB-835)

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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.
Career (United States)
Name: USS Skenandoa
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.
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 and type: Natick-class large harbor tug
Displacement: 286 tons (light)
346 tons (full load)
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
Complement: 12

The second USS Skenandoa (YTB-835) is a United States Navy large harbor tug in service since 1975.

Skenandoa was laid down on 9 September 1974 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by the Marinette Marine Corporation. She was launched on 3 April 1975 and delivered to the U.S. Navy on 10 June 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. She was later transferred to Bremerton, Washington, where she is in active service.