DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND
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WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060
El Cano (IX-79), a schooner, was
acquired 8 August 1942 as Pioneer, renamed El Cano in honor
of Elcano (PG-38) on 17 August 1942, and served in a noncommissioned
status in the 11th Naval District during World War II.