From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


An Indian tribe belonging to the Illinois Confederacy.


AT - 61: dp. 510 l. 141' b. 27'7"

dr. 10'7"

The first Cahokia (AT-61) was built in 1920 by Providence Engineering Corp., City Island, N.Y.; transferred to the Navy from the Coast Guard 14 May 1936; and commissioned 6 November 1936, Chief Boatswain W. C. Kasmire in command. She was reclassified YT-135, 1 January 1938.

Assigned to duty in the 12th Naval District, Cahokia operated as a harbor tug at Mare Island Navy Yard. She was reclassified YTB-135, 13 April 1944 and placed in service. She was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 8 August 1947.

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Date: 18 Mar 1999