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Skenandoa (YTB-835)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Mike - Papa - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI
  • Contract awarded, 05 June 1973
  • Laid down, 09 September 1974
  • Launched, 03 April 1975
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service as Skenandoa (YTB-835), 10 June 1975
  • Allocated to Twelfth Naval District at San Francisco, CA
  • Transferred to Bremerton, WA, date unknown
  • Current status, active in service at Puget Sound NSY
    Displacement 286 tons (lt) 346 tons(fl)
    Length 108'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Pushmataha 252k Skenandoa (YTB-835) and Pushmataha (YTB-830) assist the decommissioned nuclear powered submarine USS Nautilus (SSN-571) into her berth as she arrives at Mare Island, 4 June 1979. Darryl Baker
    Skenandoa 165k Skenandoa (YTB-835) assisting USS Shasta (AE-33) (not shown) as she leaves Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1982. US Navy photos. Darryl Baker
    Skenandoa 131k
    594k The nuclear-powered attack submarine ex-USS Nautilus (SSN-571) being towed by Pushmataha (YTB-830), left, and Skenandoa (YTB-835). The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is visible ahead.
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-ST-85-08393 (28 May 1985)
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-ST-85-08392 (28 May 1985) and
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-ST-85-08387 )28 May 1985) US Navy photos by PHC John Kristoffersen now in the collections of the Defense Imagery web site.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Skenandoa 163k Skenandoa (YTB-835) assisting USS Pollack (SSN-603) as she arrives off Mare Ilsand Navy Yard for inactivation, January 1988 Robert Hurst
    Parche 366k USS Parche (SSN-683) is backing out her berth at Mare Island on 19 August 1994 with the assistance of Pushmataha (YTB-830) and Skenandoa (YTB-835). The Radiological Repair Barge YRR-13 is seen to the far left
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 267740-8-94
    Darryl Baker
    Parche368kUSS Parche (SSN-683) is backing out her berth at Mare Island on 19 August 1994 with the assistance of Pushmataha (YTB-830) and Skenandoa (YTB-835). The bow of Floating Workshop YR-63 is seen behind Parche
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 267741-8-94
    Darryl Baker
    Skenandoa 188k Skenandoa (YTB-835) assists USS Parche (SSN-683) out of her berth as the submarine departs Mare Island, 19 August 1994.
    US Navy photo
    Photo courtesy of by Michael Donegan. Photo i.d. courtesy of Darryl Baker
    Parche207kUSS Parche (SSN-683) in the Mare Island Channel departing the yard on 19 August 1994 with the assistance of Skenandoa (YTB-835). USN photo # 267741-8-94 courtesy of Darryl Baker. Photo added 08/10/09.
    Skenandoa 63k Skenandoa (YTB-835) underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Los Angeles 709k Skenandoa (YTB-835) stands by to assist USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) as the submarine arrives at Mare Island Navy Shipyard, 6 August 1992, for overhaul and refueling.
    A US Navy photo now in the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    Skenandoa 712k Skenandoa (YTB-835) assists USS Momsen (DDG-92) as Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer as she prepares to moor at her homeport of Everett, WA, 12 October 2008. The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group, to which Momsen is attached, is returning from a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 081012-N-1745W-009 EVERETT, Wash. (October 12, 2008), by MC3 Brandon C. Wilson.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Skenandoa 73k Skenandoa (YTB-835) hauled out of the water and on blocks at the Boat Haven Yard, Port Townsend, WA, 19 June 2010 Photo by Robert McDonald
    Skenandoa 281k Skenandoa (YTB-835) assisting John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at Bremerton, WA, 08 June 2015. Ron Reeves
    Skenandoa 73k Skenandoa (YTB-835) berthed at Naval Magazine Indian Island, Washington, 09 August 2015 Photo by Peter M. Leenhouts
    Skenandoa 121k Skenandoa (YTB-835) moored at Bremerton, circa 2018. Photo from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Industry Days 2018 District Craft Program pamphlet. Dave Wright

    Skenandoa (YTB-835)
    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

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