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Pokagon

 

An Indian chief of the Pokagon band of the Potawatomi Indians, 19th century.

 

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(YT–274: dp. 290 (f.); l. 100’10”; b. 25’; dr. 10’; s. 11 k.; cpl. 10; a. 2 .50 cal. mg.; cl. Iwana)

 

Pokagon (YT–274) was laid down 15 January 1943 by Ira S. Bushey and Sons, Inc. Brooklyn, N.Y.; launched 9 April 1943; and placed in service 2 July 1943.

 

From late July 1943 to April 1946, Pokagon served the Naval Operating Base, Bermuda. She was reclassified YTB–274 on 15 May 1944. In March 1946 she was assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, Fla. While under tow to that berthing area, she capsized and sank 27 September 1947.