A chief of Potawatomi and Irish descent, Saguanash was born in 1780. During the War of 1812, he fought for the British under Tecumseh. Eight years later, he settled in the Chicago area, then moved further west. He died at Council Bluffs, Iowa, on 28 September 1841.
(YTB-288: dp. 415 (f.); l. 110'; b. 29'; dr. 11'4"; cpl. 10; cl. Onockatin)
Saguanash was laid down as YT-288 on 9 June 1943 by the Everett Marine Ways, Inc., Everett, Wash.; reclassified YTB-288 on 15 May 1944; launched on 6 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. R.A. Snyder; and completed on 26 July 1944.
Placed in service soon after completion, Saguanash remained in the Washington coastal area until October, when she steamed to San Francisco. Thence, in November, she moved west and, through the end of World War II, served as a unit of Service Squadron 2, operating among the islands of the Central and South Pacific. After the war, she returned to the west coast to await inactivation. On 7 November 1946, however, she was lost, by accident, off the northwest coast. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 21 November 1946.