A soft leather shoe or boot with the sole brought up the sides of the foot and over the toes where it is joined with a puckered seam to a U‑shaped piece laying on top of the foot; of Algonquian origin, as Narragansett mocussin and Massachuset mohkisson, meaning shoe.
(Str: t. 4,759 (gr.); l. 370'6"; b. 45'3"; dr. 23'9"; s. 11.5 (max.); cpl. 174)
The third Moccasin, a steamer, was built as passenger ship Prinz Joachim in 1903 by Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg, Germany; acquired by the Navy as Moccasin 19 February 1918 at New York City; and commissioned 26 February 1918.
Assigned to NOTS, Moccasin departed New York 14 March with a convoy for Europe, arriving Bordeaux, France, 13 April to unload her cargo of frozen food. Moccasin continued to operate as a refrigerator ship, making cross‑Atlantic runs to Europe from New York, until she decommissioned 2 June 1919 and was delivered to USSB the same day.