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Sachem

 

The head of a confederation of Indian tribes in North America; a chief.

 

III

 

(SP-192:  t. 317; l. 186'3"; dr. 8'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 49; a. 1 6-pdr., 2 3-pdrs., 2 mg.)

 

The third Sachem (SP-192), formerly the steel-hulled, steam yacht Celt, was built by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, Del.; launched on 12 April 1902; sponsored by Miss Elizabeth Hunter Pusey; acquired by the Navy from M. B. Metcalf of New York on 3 July 1917; and placed in service on 19 August 1917. She operated as a harbor patrol craft in the 3d Naval District until she was returned to her owner on 10 February 1919.