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DANFS says "A tribe of the Choetaw [sic] Nation, resident at one time in what is now Mississippi." Only reference I could find is to Narkeeta, a ghost town in Kemper County, Missisippi, located between Porterville and Ennondale on the M&O railroad, north of the Sucarnochee creek. Founded about 1850, it appears to have been completely abandoned by 1930. The name dervies from Choctaw nakchito [naki = lead, chito = big, i.e. "big bullets"].
|Narkeeta (Harbor Tug No. 3)
|58k||Narkeeta (Harbor Tug No.3) passing along the piers at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, circa May 1908. In the background moored to a pier is the transport Hancock, then serving as the navy yard receiving ship. Beyond Hancock is a smokestack of Baltimore (C-3), then laid up in reserve, the Executive Office, then the Marine Barracks. Note that Hancock's sides, amidships and aft, have been built up for receiving ship service.
Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 93996, courtesy of M.S. Brainard, 1982.
|193k||Cropped detail of above photo, showing Narkeeta.||Dave Wright|
|419k||Narkeeta (Harbor Tug No.3) with an experimental "brickwork" camouflage scheme in 1917. Black stripes on the white background produced a soft gray effect at moderate distances. Larger black patches were applied to those areas which usually reflected light. Visibility of the ship was reduced when the light was behind the observer.
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 45637
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