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Cahto Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 23 December 1943, as the wood-hulled District Harbor Tug Mahackemo (YT-223) at Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, N.C.
Launched, 15 May 1944
Reclassified Large District Harbor Tug YTB-223, 15 May 1944
Placed in service, as Mahackemo (YTB-223), 30 October 1944 in the 5th Naval District
Allocated to the 5th Naval District at NOB Norfolk, VA.
Temporally reassigned to Philadelphia, 16 April 1946, before reporting to the 6th Naval District at Charleston S.C. , 28 June 1946
Deactivated at Green Cove Springs, 16 August 1946, for lay up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs FL.
Ordered reactivated, 21 July 1948
Final Disposition, while under tow, 11 September 1948, enroute to Newport, R.I. Naval Base, Mahackemo sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., in 2,200 fathoms of water
Struck from the Naval Register 21 October 1948
Displacement 410 t.
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50-cal machine guns
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 1,000shp
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