From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A Tlingit Indian word meaning "storehouses for salmon.

Chilkat (YTB-510), a tug built at the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon, during 1944-45, was assigned to the 11th Naval District. She was placed in reserve in August 1947, and put "in service" in the 11th Naval District in April 1961.

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Date: 24 Jan 1999