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Pompano

 

One of the best of food fishes, a marine carangoid living in the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.

 

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(Mbt: t. 15; l. 558; b. 137; dr. 40; cpl. 9)

 

The first Pompano was a wooden motorboat built in 1906 at Pocomoke City, Md.; chartered by the Navy from the Globe Fish Co., Elizabeth, N.C.; commissioned 15 September 1917; and served the 5th Naval District as a supply boat during World War I. She decommissioned 31 January 1919 and was returned to her owner 4 February 1919.