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YTB-500 "CHONONAGA"

Built in 1944, by the Luders Marine Construction Company of Stamford, Connecticut as the YTB-500 (Chononaga) for the United States Navy.

In 1944, the United States Navy redesignated the tug as the YTM-766.

In 1975, she was acquired by the D and V Boat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Double Eagle.

The tug was later acquired by Lind Marine Incorporated of Petaluma, California. Where the she was renamed as the Michael Lind.

The tug was later acquired by the Salt River Construction Corporation of Corte Madera, California. Where she was renamed as the Double Eagle.

In 1975, she was reconfigured as a twin screw tug, rated at 1,250 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs, NavSource Online)


  • Vessel Name: YTB-500 "CHONONAGA"
  • USCG Doc. No.: 584534
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WYE6617
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: LUDERS MARINE CONST CO
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 94.0
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 147
  • Net Tonnage: 100
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YTB-500 (Chononaga), YTM-566, Double Eagle, MICHAEL LIND
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, D & V BOAT COMPANY, Lind Marine Inc., RIVERVIEW EQUIPMENT COMPANY LLC, SALT RIVER CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION