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Shahaka

 

A Mandan chief who rendered friendly service to the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the winter of 1804 and 1805.

 

(YT-368: dp. 325; l. 102'2"; b. 24'; dr. 10'; s. 12.5 k.; cpl. 12; cl. Allaquippa)

 

Shahaka (YT-368), a harbor tug, was built in late 1943 by the Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc., Port Arthur, Tex., and was placed in service on 23 February 1944.

 

Shahaka departed from Galveston, Tex., on 10 March 1944, bound for the Panama Canal. From Balboa, C.Z., she sailed on to San Diego, Calif., where, during the month of April 1944, she was delayed for repairs to her main engine. Shahaka was assigned to Service Squadron 2 administratively and to ABSD-2 for duty. On 15 Mav 1944. she was redesignated a medium harbor tug, YTB-368. On 1 June, about midway between the coast of California and the Hawaiian Islands, Shahaka collided with ABSD-2 and sank. Shahaka was struck from the Navy list on 9 June 1944.