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Tavibo

A Paiute chief in Nevada, famed as a medicine man, who died about 1870.

(YT-276: displacement 240; 1ength 104'; beam 27'; draft 11'6"; speed 13 knots; complement 10)

The steel-hulled steam tug Thomas A. Meseck was built by H.A. Marvel of Newburgh, N.Y.; acquired by the Navy at New York City on 22 June 1942 from the Meseck Towing & Transportation Co.; was renamed Tavibo on 4 July 1942; was designated YT-276; and was placed in service in the 3d Naval District on that same day.

On 15 May 1944, Tavibo was redesignated YTB-246, large harbor tug. She operated in the New York area until 30 August 1946 when she was placed out of service. Tavibo was stricken from the Navy list on 13 December 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal on 9 July 1947.