A town in southeast Maryland. The first two Pocomokes were named for Pocomoke City, Md. The third was named for a Sound on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay, east of Tangier Island.
(SP265: dp. 139; l. 115; b. 185; dr. 86; s. 9 k.; a. 2 1-pdrs.)
The second Pocomoke (SP265), a minesweeper, was built in Pocomoke City, Md., in 1902; purchased by the Navy from Menhaden Products Co., Newport, R.I., 8 June 1917; and commissioned 29 June 1917.
During 1918 she was assigned to the 2nd Naval District. She operated off the West Coast of the United States and Mexico in 1919, was designated YT43 on 17 July 1920, and sold at San Francisco, Calif. 2 May 1922.