USS Pocomoke (SP-265, later YT-43), 1917-1922.
Originally the civilian trawler Pocomoke (1902)

Pocomoke, a 139-ton "Menhaden Fisherman" type trawler, was built at Pocomoke City, Maryland, in 1902. She was purchased by the Navy on 8 June 1917. Commissioned on 29 June as USS Pocomoke (SP-265), she was employed as a minesweeper in the waters of the Second Naval District (southern New England) during the remainder of World War I. From 1919 onwards, Pocomoke served along the U.S. and Mexican west coast. She was designated YT-43 in July 1920, when the Navy implemented its hull number system, indicating that she was now classified as a tug. USS Pocomoke was decommissioned in December 1921 and sold at San Francisco, California in May 1922

This page features the only view we have concerning USS Pocomoke (SP-265, later YT-43).

Photo #: NH 100566

USS Pocomoke
(SP-265, later YT-43)

In a harbor, circa 1917-1919.
Launched in 1902, this "Menhaden Fisherman" type trawler was acquired by the Navy for use as a minesweeper and placed in commission on 29 June 1917. She was reclassified YT-43 on 17 July 1920, decommissioned on 1 December 1921 and sold on 2 May 1922.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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