A former Indian settlement of the Wampanoag tribe; on the east side of Narragansett Bay, R.I.
(YTB–517: dp. 350 (f.); l. 100’; b. 28’; dr. 12’; s. 12 k.; cpl. 10; a. 2 .50 cal. mg.; cl. Cholocco)
Pokanoket (YTB–517) was laid down 20 September 1945 by Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Ore.; launched 28 November 1945; completed and delivered to the Navy 25 January 1946.
Pokanoket (YTB–517) served the 13th Naval District, Seattle, Wash., from 1946 to August 1954, when she joined the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Reclassified YTM–762 on 25 March 1966, she resumed active duty in March 1967. From then into 1970 she served at Da Nang, South Viet Nam.