From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
A warlike Algonquian tribe of Indians formerly
roving between the Arkansas and Missouri rivers. Several cities and
counties in the United States are named Cheyenne .
Tug: t. 76 l. 96'10" b. 23'3" dr. 9'6" s. 11 k.
The first Cheyenne , a converted tug, was launched in 1885 by Sam Paegnall, Charleston, S.C.; acquired 8 July 1898 as S.S. Bristol and renamed Cheyenne ; outfitted at Charleston Navy Yard; commissioned 30 July 1898, Lieutenant G. H. Swan in command, and reported to the Auxiliary Naval Force.
Cheyenne sailed from Charleston 30 July
1898 and proceeded to Key West, for duty off the Florida coast on
blockade until 18 August, when she cleared for Port Royal, S.C.,
arriving 21 August. The tug was decommissioned there 29 August 1898
and sold 14 November 1900.
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