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 Mozingo,