From:  Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships





Etawina is an Otchipwe Indian word meaning "both sides of the body."

Etawina (YTB-543) was launched by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y., on 11 June 1945 and completed in November of that year.  She was placed in service in the 1st Naval District remaining there until placed in reserve status in March 1946.  She returned to active duty in January 1951, rendering her tug services in the 6th Naval District to the present time.

Transcribed by:  Bill Mozingo,