Satanta (YTB-270) (1943-1944)
Satanta (YT-270) (1944-1962)

Satanta: A Kiowa chief, known as the “Orator of the Plains,” who was seized by Custer to speed the Kiowas' move to a reservation after the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867. Arrested for participating in raids during the early 1870's, he died in prison in 1878.

NavSource   -    Hiawatha Class District Harbor Tug:

Laid down, 20 April 1942, as Port Orchard a Maritime Commission type (V2-ME-A1) tug hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 437) at Birchfield Shipbuilding & Boiler Co., Inc., Tacoma WA.
Launched, 14 July 1942 -  Subsequently transferred to the Navy, renamed Satanta,
designated District Harbor Tug YT-270
Reclassified  YTB-270, 15 May 1944 - Reclassified  YTM-270, February 1962

Placed out of service and Struck from the Naval Register, 1975
Sold to Crowley tugboat Company
- Renamed: Sea Fox

Satanta (YT-270) alongside and unidentified CVE at Naval Station Astoria, OR., September 1943. by Tracy White

Displacement 244 t.   Length 100'   Beam 25'   Draft 9' 7"   Speed 16 kts.   Complement 14  
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 1,000shp 
Engine Videos: No.1  No.2  by Jay C. Leon
Sold to Rick Homborg - Seattle Wa. in 1995  -  Rick and Karie home schooled their son and daughter aboard this tugboat. Our daughter, a student at Ballard High,  helped clean bilges, needle gun, prep and paint while doing the running start program through the Seattle School district.  Hard working kids, both of them.  The sacrificed a lot to help us get her operational with running heads, shower, radiant heat and proper galley.  That was a lot of work, but now "Red Cloud" makes that task look pretty simple.

Sold to Jay. C. Lyon - Seattle, WA. Renamed: Maris Pearl

As seen from Google; Moored at Northwest Seaport on Lake Union, Seattle,WA

The tug is of the same class as the Pocahontas YT-266 and the Red Cloud [YT-268].

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