USS Connewango (YTM-388)

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History
United States
Name: Connewango
Builder: Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation, Morris Heights, New York
Laid down: 1944
Launched: 29 July 1944
Completed: November 1944
Reclassified: Harbor Tug, Large YTB-388, 15 May 1944
Struck: 1986
Fate: sold to Gaelic Tugboat Co., Detroit, MI., renamed Shannon
General characteristics
Class and type: Sassaba-class harbor tug
Displacement:
  • 260 tons
  • 345 tons (full)
Length: 100 ft 0 in (30.48 m)
Beam: 25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)
Draft: 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m) (full)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 14
Armament: 2 x 0.5 in (12.7 mm) machine guns

Connewango was authorized as YT-388, but reclassified YTB-388 on 15 May 1944 prior to launching by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation, Morris Heights, New York, on 29 July of that year. Completed in November, she was assigned to the 3rd Naval District where she performed patrol and towing duties. In 1946 she was transferred to the 6th Naval District where she continued until being struck in 1986.

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