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Maquinna

 

An Indian chief who captured merchant brig Boston in March 1803 and massacred all the crew except two whom he kept captive for 2 years.

 

(YT‑225: dp. 398; 1. 110'; b. 27'; dr. 11'4"; s. 12 k.; a. 2 mg.; cl. Cahto)

 

Maquinna (YT‑225) was launched 30 April 1944 by John Trumpy & Sons, Inc., Gloucester City, N.J.; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret O. Trumpy; reclassified YTB‑225 15 May 1944; and commissioned 19 September 1944, Lt. David Weinig in command.

 

Maquinna served the duration of the war within the Potomac River Naval Command. Struck from the Navy list 29 October 1946, she was presented as a gift to Washington, D.C., where for 13 years she saw service with the Fire Department as William T. Belt.