A misspelling, common until the 1870s, of Nauset, an inlet on the east coast of Cape Cod. The misspelling was perpetuated with the naming of later ships for the first Nausett.
(ACM15: dp. 910; 1. 189; b. 37; dr. 12; s. 12 k.; cpl. 135; cl. ACM11)
Originally built as a mine planter for the U.S. Army, auxiliary mine layer ACM15 was transferred to the custody of the Navy in March 1951. Never commissioned, ACM15 was first berthed at Charleston as a unit of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Later moved to Green Cove Springs, Florida, she remained in reserve until struck from the Navy List, 1 July 1960. During that time she was redesignated MMA15, 7 February 19.55, and named Nausett, 1 May 1955. After being struck, Nausett was stripped and sold, 17 May 1961, to Caribbean Enterprises, Inc., Miami, Florida.