An Indian name.
(YT-272: dp. 244; l. 100'; b. 26'; dr. 10'; s. 11 k.; cpl. 12; a. 2.50 cal. AA mg.)
Iwana (YT-272) was laid down 24 August 1942 by Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.; launched 23 December; and placed in service 27 April 1943.
After shakedown Iwana was assigned to the 1st Naval District as a supply handler and tug in Casco Bay. From 1943 to 1946 she performed towing duties and miscellaneous harbor operations in the New England area. During this time Iwana was reclassified YTB-272 15 May 1944.
From 1946 into 1967 she has operated in the 1st Naval District at Boston, Mass. Iwana was again reclassified YTM-272 in February 1962.