From:  Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships





An Indian word meaning "swift flying."

YN-37: dp. 132; l. 111'; b. 22'6"; dr. 9'3"; a. 2 3"


Keshena (YN-37), formerly Raymond Card, was launched 1910 by J. H. Dialogue & Son, Camden, N.J.; she was acquired by the Navy 20 September 1940 from the Card Towing Line, New York; and placed in service 19 October 1940.  Keshena cleared Hampton Roads, Va., 30 October and arrived Guantanamo 9 November for service as a net tender.


She remained in the 10th Naval District operating out of Guantanamo throughout the war. She was reclassified YNT-5 on 8 April 1942, and subsequently YTM-731 on 4 August 1945.  Keshena was struck from the Navy List 28 August 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal on 12 February 1947.

Transcribed by:  Bill Mozingo,