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Skenandoa (YT-336) (1942 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Delta - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built by Willamette Iron and Steel Co., Portland, OR
Launched, 22 May 1909
Completed for U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps as artillery tender Captain Gregory Barrett 1, 16 August 1909
Stationed at San Francisco, 1909-1931
Stationed at Ft. Winfield Scott as mine planter service training vessel, 1919 - 1931
Received the first wireless telephone message transmitted to a ship at sea from land, 21 July 1911
Placed out of service, 1931
Registered to petroleum executive George L. Machris, Los Angeles, CA, as yacht Gordon (ON 231770), 1933
Purchased by Foss Launch & Tug Co., Tacoma, WA, refitted and dieselized as tug and renamed Mathilda Foss, November 1936
Operated under Navy charter, helping build bases at Midway, 1939 - 1940
Acquired by Navy and renamed Skenandoa (YT-336), 11 February 1943
Assigned to Fourteenth Naval District, 1943 - 1945
Reclassified District Harbor Tug (Medium) YTM-336, 15 May 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from Naval Register, date unknown
Returned to Foss, 23 January 1946
Listed as abandoned in 1964 MVUS
Apparently went to Alaska as a floating dormitory, renamed Roxanne
Later a cafe and a derelict, finally sank, 1978
1. Not Barnett, as incorrectly cited in many sources.
Displacement 149 gross tons
Length 98' 0" overall
Beam 22' 0"
Draft 10' 5"
one six-cylinder, 500 bhp diesel engine
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|Captain Gregory Barrett
||Gregory Barrett was born in Baltimore, Maryland, 22 November 1835. Appointed a Captain in the 4th Maryland Volunteer Infantry, 15 August 1862; Lt. Colonel, 09 March 1863; Brevet Colonel, 04 January 1864. Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service 31 May 1865.
Appointed 1st Lieutenant, 26th US Infantry, 28 July 1866. Transferred to Tenth Infantry, 19 May 1869. In command of Company A, Tenth Infantry in Oklahoma at outbreak of Spanish-American War, volunteered to serve in Cuba at age of 62. Died of yellow fever aboard transport Los Angeles at Calentura, Cuba, 07 August 1898. Later reinterred at Arlington National Cememtery.
Photo of Barrett's grave at Arlington by Edward (Ted)Tyler via findagrave.com
||Artillery steamer Captain Gregory Barrett underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. US Army Signal Corps photo.
Skenandoa (YT-336 / YTM-336)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 13 December 2018
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