|Ordered||as type (V2-ME-A1) hull, MCE hull 433|
|Awarded||23 August 1941|
|Builder||Birchfield Boiler, Inc., Tacoma, Washington|
|Laid down||27 October 1941|
|Launched||1 May 1942|
|Status||Transferred to the US Navy, 31 December 1942|
|Acquired||31 December 1942|
|Fate||Scrapped, 25 February 2019|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type||Hiawatha-class tugboat|
|Displacement||237 long tons (241 t)|
|Length||100 ft (30 m)|
|Beam||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Draft||9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)|
|Speed||16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
|Armament||2 × 0.50 in (12.70 mm) heavy machine guns|
Pocahontas was laid down, under Maritime Commission contract, as Port Blakeley (MC hull 433) by Birchfield Boiler Incorporated, Tacoma, Washington on 27 October 1941. She was launched 2 May 1942, sponsored by Mrs. Alvin Davies.
Renamed Pocahontas (YT–266) on 4 July 1942, she was delivered to the Maritime Commission and transferred to the Navy on 31 December 1942; and placed in service, in the 11th Naval District, 16 March 1943.
Redesignated YTB–266, 15 May 1944, served the 11th Naval District, headquartered at San Diego, until after World War II. Between 1946 and 1955, she operated in the 12th Naval District, headquartered at San Francisco, then returned to the 11th Naval District. Redesignated YTM–266 in February 1962, she continued to provide tug and towing services to that district.
Pocahontas was sold to Crowley Maritime in 1972 and provided tug services until purchased by her present owners in 1997. She was sold for scrap at Sausalito, 25 February 2019.
- Sotoyomo-class fleet tug
- Victory ships
- Liberty ship
- Type C1 ship
- Type C2 ship
- Type C3 ship
- United States Merchant Marine Academy
- List of auxiliaries of the United States Navy
- "Port Blakely". Retrieved 4 January 2023.
- "Pocahontas (YTM-266)". Navsource.org. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2023.
- "Pocahontas IV (YT-266)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2023. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.