From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


An Indian word meaning “fish”.

Cahto was laid down as YT-216 and reclassified YTB -215 on 15 May 1944 prior to being placed in service on 1 June for duty in the 3rd Naval District. She remained in operation there until 5 July 1956 when she was transferred to the 6th District, remaining active until her disposal on 6 May 1967.

Transcribed by: Bill Mozingo,