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Pawnee

 

A North American Indian tribe of Caddoan stock, now living on a reservation in Oklahoma.

 

III

 

(SP-699: dp. 75; l. 114’; b. 14’; dr. 6’3”; s. 13 k.; cpl. 21; a. 1 3-pdr., 2 mg.)

 

Pawnee (SP–699), formerly named Monoloa II, a wooden hulled yacht, was built in 1904 by George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, Mass.; purchased by the Navy 26 June 1917 from Gordon Dexter of Beverly, Mass.; and commissioned 1 July 1917.

 

Pawnee subsequently had her name dropped in 1918 and was listed as SP–699. She was outfitted with sweep gear and served as a section minesweeper until she decommissioned and was sold 12 July 1921 to George E. Johnson and O. T. Ledberg of Edgewood, R.I.

 

The Navy assigned SS Pawnee, a steel hulled freighter owned by the Clyde Steamship Line Co., of New York, the number, SP–1685, on 28 February 1917. Under consideration for use as a cargo vessel on the coast of France, the purchase of this ship was canceled in 1918.