From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Canonicus , a chief of the Narragansett Indians, befriended Roger Williams, and presented him with a large tract of land for the Rhode Island colony.


The third Canonicus (YT-187) was placed in service 3 June 1941 and served in the 1st and 5th Naval Districts until transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 30 April 1947

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Date: 18 Mar 1999