From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A North American Indian tribe of Caddoan stock. Now living on a reservation in Oklahoma.

(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 Lawley & 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-699. 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 Edgewood, R.I.