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Rainier I (Schooner)

(Schooner: tonnage 340; length 119-9-; beam 26-; draft 8-6-; speed 5 knots; complement 41; armament 2 4-, 2 machine guns)

A mountain in the Cascade Range of the state of Washington. The mountain was named for Rear Admiral Rainier, R.N., by Capt. George Vancouver, R.N., in 1792.


The first Rainier, formerly Patrol and Angel, was built in 1917 at Portland, Oreg.; purchased by the Navy 7 June 1917 and commissioned 30 July 1917 at Mare Island, Calif., Lt. James Laurance Kauffman in command.

Throughout World War I, Rainier was attached to Division 2, Pacific Fleet, and was assigned to the Mexican Patrol. She operated in waters off southern and Baja California until 1 March 1913 [sic; perhaps 1919].

Rainier decommissioned 28 May 1919 at Mare Island Navy Yard; was struck from the Navy list 8 September 1919; and was sold 5 August 1921 to E. W. Cullen, Alameda, Calif.

14 September 2005

Published: Wed Aug 26 09:06:20 EDT 2015