From: Dictionary of
American Naval Fighting Ships
The principal chief of a small
Indian tribe reputed to have sold land to settlers along the Norfolk River in
southwestern Connecticut in the early 1640's.
YTB-223: dp. 386; l. 110'; b. 26'5"; dr. 11'4"; s.
U k.; a. 2.50 cal. mg.
Mahackemo (YTB-223) was laid down 28 December 1943 by
the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, N.C.; launched 15 May 1944;
sponsored by Mrs. J. MeCraken; and placed in service 30 October 1944.
Mahackemo operated in the
Norfolk-Hampton Roads area until reporting to Philadelphia 16 April 1946 for
temporary duty. Reassigned 28 June to
the 6th Naval District, she proceeded to Charleston, S.C., thence to Green Cove
Springs, Fla., where she was placed out of service in the Atlantic Reserve
Fleet 16 August 1946. She was ordered
to active duty 21 July 1948 but on 11 September 1948, while being towed to
Newport, R.I. Naval Base, Mahackemo sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., in
2,200 fathoms of water. She was struck
from the Naval Register 21 October 1948.
Transcribed by: Bill