A tribe of warlike and predatory American Indians, who at one time resided in Missouri. They later moved southward and often joined the Comanches in raids on other tribes and American settlers. Some members of the tribe still reside on a reservation in Oklahoma.
(Str; dp. 4,500; l. 261'; b. 43'6" ; dr. 17'9" ; s. 9 k; cpl. 62;a.l5",13")
The second Kiowa (No. 1842) was launched 1917 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio, taken over from the Atlantic, Gulf & West Indies S.S. Line 26 February 1918; and commissioned the same day, Lt. Comdr. A. Hopen in command.
Assigned to NOTS, Kiowa arrived Norfolk 25 March 1918, to transport coal along the Atlantic coast. She re turned Hampton Roads during April to load mines for the North Sea mine-laying squadron. Kiowa sailed 30 April and arrived Obran, Scotland, 20 May. he made two additional cruises carrying mine equipment to North-Sea ports before clearing Norfolk 6 December with a cargo of coal for Bermuda. Kiowa returned Norfolk 22 December, and decommissioned there 16 January 1919 for simultaneous return to her owners.