An Othchipwe Indian word meaning “I oppose it.”
(YTB‑549: dp. 237; 1. 100'; b. 26'; dr. 10'; s. 12 k.; cp 10; cl. Hisada)
Migadan (YTB‑549) was laid down 5 March 1945 by Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.; launched 28 June 1945; and commissioned 24 January 1946.
Following shakedown Migadan was placed out of service from March 1946 to May 1947 and added to the Atlantic Reserve Meet in Florida. Returned to active service the harbor tug first assumed duties under commandant, 7th Naval District at Key West, Fla. Transferred to the 6th Naval District before the end of 1947, she has continued under this command into 1969. Among the harbors of the seven southeastern States which now compose this district. Migadan, redesignated YTM‑549 February 1962, steams proficiently but unobtrusively providing her useful services.