Cacique is the Spanish adaptation of an Indian word for prince or chieftain.
(AK: t. 6,202; l. 394'2"; b. 52'3"; dr. 27'11"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 70; a. 1 5")
Cacique (No. 2213), a freighter, was built in 1910 by Short Brothers Co., Sunderland, England; transferred to the Navy from the Shipping Board 19 August 1918; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander C. H. Winnett, USNRF, in command.
Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Cacique sailed from Norfolk, Va., 30 August 1918 to begin her role in the mammoth task of supplying the Army in France. She made two voyages to Marseilles, France with general cargo, and returned to Baltimore, Md., 2 March 1919. Here she was decommissioned 24 March 1919, and returned to the Shipping Board the same day.