A warlike Algonquian tribe of Indians formerly roving between the Arkansas and Missouri rivers. Several cities and counties in the United States are named Cheyenne.
(Tug: t. 76; l. 96'10"; b. 23'3"; dr. 9'6"; s. 11 k.)
The first Cheyenne, a converted tug, was launched in 1885 by Sam Paegnall, Charleston, S.C.; acquired 8 July 1898 as S.S. Bristol and renamed Cheyenne; outfitted at Charleston Navy Yard; commissioned 30 July 1898, Lieutenant G. H. Swan in command; and reported to the Auxiliary Naval Force.
Cheyene sailed from Charleston 30 July 1898 and proceeded to Key West, for duty off the Florida coast o blockade until 18 August, when she cleared for Port Royal, S.C., arriving 21 August. The tug was decommissioned there 29 August 1898 and sold 14 November 1900.