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Powhatan

 

An Indian chief (1550–1618), father of Pocahontas; he headed a confederation of tribes in tidewater Virginia in the late 16th and early 17th century.

 

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(YT–128: dp. 406; l. 110’11”; b. 24’ dr. 10’6”; s. 10 k.; cpl. 13; a. 2 .50 cal. m.g.; cl. Powhatan)

 

Powhatan (YT–128) was laid down 28 March 1938 by the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.; launched 10 June 1938; and completed and delivered to the Navy 16 September 1938.

 

Powhatan served at Newport, R.I., from 1938 to 1958. She was reclassified YTM–128 on 15 May 1944. She was active at Argentia Bay, Newfoundland, from 1958 to 1963. From 1963 into 1970 she serves the 10th Naval District, San Juan, P.R.