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USS Dekanawida (YTB-831)
SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS 6).jpg
USS Dekanawida (YTB-831) and USS Santaquin (YTB-824) assist SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6) as she arrives at US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay for the exercise Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) 09.
Name: USS Dekanawida (YTB-831)
Awarded: 5 June 1973
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 22 January 1974
Launched: 12 September 1974
In service: 31 October 1974
Status: Active as of 2012
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 286 long tons (291 t) (light)
346 long tons (352 t) (full)
Length: 108 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Dekanawida (YTB-831) is a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for the Great Peacemaker who, by tradition, was one of the founders of the Iroquois Confederacy.[1]

Construction and commissioning

The contract for Dekanawida was awarded 5 June 1973. She was laid down down on 22 January 1974 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 12 September 1974.

Operational history

Dekanawida is in active service at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


  1. Dekanawida was the second US Navy ship to bear the name. "USS Dekanawida (YTB-831)". Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  • 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.

External links

  • Photo gallery of USS Dekanawida (YTB-831) at NavSource Naval History

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