From: Dictionary of
American Naval Fighting Ships
An Eskimo chief of Sitka, Alaska, at the time of
Russian colonization in 1804.
YN-48: dp 129 l. 93'; b. 22'; dr. 8'; cl. Cockenoe
Katlian (YN-48) formerly A. D. Canulette, was
launched 1939 by Canulette Shipbuilding Co., Slidell, La.; purchased by the
Navy 22 October 1940 from the Gulf Coast Towing Co.; and placed in service 19
1940. She was
reclassified YNT-16 on I May 1942.
Following conversion at New Orleans, she sailed 31
December 1940 for Mare Island, arriving 7 March 1941 via Guantanamo and the Canal
Zone. She was assigned to the 12th
Naval District and served as a net-tender out of Mare Island throughout her
naval service. Katlian was
placed out of service 30 January 1946 and transferred to the Maritime
Commission 2 June 1947. Sold to R. J.
Fenzl in 1948, she served as a tug under the name Captain Rudy and subsequently
named A. D. Canulette and Ethel McDermott.
Transcribed by: Bill