USS Matunak

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Matunak

A Mimac Indian word meaning "to encounter."

(YTB-548: dp. 218; 1. 100'.; b. 25'; dr. 11'6"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 8; cl. Hisada)

Matunak (YTB-548) was laid down 5 March 1945 by Ira S. Bushey and Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.; launched 28 June 1945; and delivered to the Navy 21 December 1945.

In March 1946, Matunak entered the 16th Fleet the Atlantic Inactive Fleet, and berthed at Green Cove Springs, Fla. Activated in November 1950, the tug was assigned to the 3d Naval District and reported to 'Submarine Base, New London, Conn., in January 1951. Redesignated YTM-548 in February 1962, Matunak has continued, into 1969, to render towing services and recover torpedoes fired in the Thames River and adjacent waters during submarine training exercises.