|Awarded:||5 June 1973|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||9 September 1974|
|Launched:||3 April 1975|
|In service:||10 June 1975|
|National Defense Service Medal|
|Class and type:||Natick-class tugboat|
|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:||1 diesel engine, one shaft|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
The contract for Skenandoa was awarded 5 June 1973. She was laid down on 9 September 1974 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 3 April 1975. She is 108 feet long, 29 feet wide, and has a draft of 14 feet. She displaces 286 tonnes (281 long tons; 315 short tons) when empty, and 346 tonnes (341 long tons; 381 short tons) when full. She has a top speed of 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph), and a crew of 12 men. Her hull and superstructure are both made of steel. She is propelled by a diesel engine.
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. Sometime prior to October 2008, Skenandoa was transferred to Bremerton, Washington, where she is in active service. She has been given the National Defense Service Medal for her service.
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- "Naval Vessel Register - SKENANDOA (YTB 835)". www.nvr.navy.mil. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "World Navies Today: US Navy Minor Auxiliaries & Yard Craft". www.hazegray.org. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- 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.
- Photo gallery of Skenandoa (YTB-835) at NavSource Naval History
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