Allied Warships

USS Cherokee (AT 66)

Fleet tug of the Navajo class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeFleet tug
ClassNavajo 
PennantAT 66 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Aug 1938 
Laid down 
Launched10 Nov 1939 
Commissioned26 Apr 1940 
End service29 Jun 1946 
History

Redesignated fleet ocean tug (ATF-66) on 15 May 1944
Decommissioned on 29 June 1946 and transferred to the United States Coast Guard the same day and commissioned by them as USCGC Cherokee (WAT-165)
Redesignated medium endurance cutter WMEC-165 in 1965
Decommissioned by the Coast Guard at an unknown date
Returned to the USN
Stricken in 1991
Sunk as a target

 

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