From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


An Indian word meaning "many hats".

Chiquito (YTB-499) was launched on 18 April 1945 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, Conn., and completed in August of that year. She was assigned to Service Force, Pacific Fleet, until August 1947 when she was placed in reserve. She returned to active status in April 1951 and was attached to the 5th Naval Distriet where she remains.

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Date: 12 Dec 1998