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Abraham Howard Hickerson

Electrician's Mate Third Class
U.S. Navy

2455032

USS CAHTO YTB-215

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: April 23, 1945
Awards: 

ELECTRICIAN'S MATE THIRD CLASS ABRAHAM HOWARD HICKERSON of 757 Division Street, Camden NJ died of causes not related to combat while serving as member of the United States Navy on April 23, 1945. His body was not recovered. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Mabel Mosley, of the Division Street address. 

Electrician's Mate Hickerson served aboard USS Cahto was a harbor tug of the United States Navy. The Cahto was commanded by Ensign James E. Hair in 1944-45, who was one of the "Golden Thirteen", the first African-American commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy. He was killed when his ship collided with LST-1064 in Sandy Hook Bay, near Leonardo, New Jersey.

Cahto was laid down as YT-215 by W. A. Robinson, Inc. at Ipswich, Massachusetts and reclassified YTB-215 ("Harbor Tug, Big") on May 15, 1944 prior to being placed in service on June 1, for duty in the 3rd Naval District. She remained in operation there until July 5, 1956 when she was transferred to the 6th Naval District, remaining active until her disposal on May 6, 1957.


USS CAHTO YTB-215


Central New Jersey Home News
April 26, 1945

 


The Atlantic Highlands Journal - April 26, 1945
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