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Seneca III (S. P. 427)

(SP-427: t. 157; l. 150'; b. 20'; dr. 10'6"; s. 18 k.; cpl. 33; a. 2 6-pdrs.)

An Indian tribe of the Iroquois confederation formerly living in New York state.


Seneca (S. P. 427), a steam yacht built in Boston, Mass., in 1888, was acquired by the Navy from the Johnson Lighterage Co., on 7 May 1917; and commissioned on 18 July 1917, Boatswain Thomas Winant, USNRF, in command.

Seneca (later known simply as S. P. 427) served as a section minesweeper based at Tomkinsville, Staten Island, N.Y., during World War I. The ship was decommissioned on 2 January 1919; her name was struck from the Navy list on 6 January 1919; and she was returned to her owner the same day.

Published: Tue Feb 16 14:45:46 EST 2016