USS Abnaki (ATF-96)

USS Abnaki (ATF-96) was the lead ship of the Abnaki-class of fleet ocean tugs in the service of the United States Navy, named after the Abenaki tribe of Native Americans.

She was laid down on 28 November 1942 at Charleston, South Carolina by Charleston Shipbuilding & Drydock, launched on 22 April 1943, sponsored by Mrs. James Mayon Jones, and commissioned at the Charleston Navy Yard on 25 November 1943 with Lt. Dewey Walley in command.