USS Oneyana (YT-262)

Pearl Harbor, circa 1960-61.
Name: USS Oneyana (YTB-262)
Builder: J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington
Laid down: 20 June 1943
Launched: 27 March 1944
Out of service: 1962
Reclassified: District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-262 15 May 1944
District Harbor Tug (Medium) YTM-262 in February 1962
Struck: 1962
Fate: Authorized for disposal in August 1963 final fate, unknown
General characteristics
Class & type: Cahto-class district harbor tug
Displacement: 410 long tons (417 t)
Length: 110 ft 0 in (33.53 m)
Beam: 27 ft 0 in (8.23 m)
Draft: 11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 12
Armament: 2 × .50-caliber machine guns

USS Oneyana (YTB-262) was a U.S. Navy tugboat laid down as YT–262, 20 June 1943 at J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington launched 27 March 1944; reclassified YTB 262, 15 May 1944: and placed in service 23 August 1944.

Service life

After sea trials Oneyana departed the West Coast for duty under the Commandant, 14th Naval District. As a harbor tug she assisted the larger naval vessels in docking and berthing at Pearl Harbor and executed towing missions throughout the Hawaiian Islands for over 17 years. Redesignated YTM–262 in February 1962 she was shortly thereafter struck from the Naval Register and authorized for disposal in August 1963.


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