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Nasornsee

 

A son of Black Hawk, leader of the Fox and Sauk tribes during the Black Hawk War, 1831–1832.

 

(YBT–260: dp. 400; l. 110’; b. 27’; dr. 11’4”; s. 12 k.; epl. 12; a. 2 .50 cal. mg.—cl. Cahto.)

 

Nasomsee was laid down as YT–260, 5 August 1943, by the George W. Kneass Co., San Francisco, California; launched 23 February 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Fern Nelson; reclassified YTB–260 on 15 May 1944; and placed in service 4 July 1944.

 

The wooden hulled tug Nasomsee, assigned to the 12th Naval District during her brief career, performed her duties as tug, fire fighter and inshore patrol boat primarily in Humboldt and San Francisco Bays. Grounded while operating in the latter, 13 April 1946, she was taken to Richmond for extensive repairs. Declared surplus soon thereafter, she was placed out of service 19 July 1946; struck from the Navy List 31 August 1946; and turned over to W.S.A. for disposal 18 December 1946.