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Pawnee III
(SP-699: dp. 75; 1. 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 Lawiey & 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 - 99. 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 k:dgewood, R.I.

The Navy assigned SS Pawnee, a steel hulled freighter owned by the Clyde Steamship Line Co., of New York, the number, SP-16S5, 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 l918.