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Pontiac

 

An Ottawa Indian chief, Pontiac headed a general Indian uprising in 1763 known as Pontiac’s War, remembered for the attack on the British at Detroit. He made peace in 1766 and remained friendly to the colonists until his death in 1769.

 

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(YTB–756: dp. 409 (f.); l. 109’; b. 30’; dr. 14’; s. 12 k.; cpl. 10; a. 2 .50 cal. m.g.; cl. Pontiac)

 

Pontiac (YTB–756) was laid down 22 March 1960 by Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, La.; launched 30 June 1960; and completed 12 December 1960.

 

From 1961 into 1970 Pontiac (YTB–756) served the 6th Naval District, Charleston, S.C. Into 1970 she operated at Mayport, Fla.