An early 19th century Winnebago chief in Wisconsin.
(YTB–284: dp. 415; l. 110’; b. 27’; dr. 11’4”; s. 12 k.)
Neokautah (YTB–284) was laid down 10 September 1943 at Westergard Boatworks, Biloxi, Miss.; launched 22 July 1944; and placed in service 24 November 1944.
Following the Gulf Coast westward Neokautah reported for duty to the Commandant, 8th Naval District, New Orleans, La. Thus began 15 years service in this naval district first along the Mississippi River and after 1950 at the deactivation base, Orange, Texas. Deactivated in 1959 for disposal, YTB–284 was purchased by the Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co. in May 1960.