USS Cheyenne (1898)

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History
Name: USS Cheyenne
Launched: 1885
Acquired: 8 July 1898
Commissioned: 30 July 1898
Decommissioned: 29 August 1898
Fate: Sold, 14 November 1900
General characteristics
Type: Tug
Tonnage: 76 long tons (77 t)
Length: 96 ft 10 in (29.51 m)
Beam: 23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
Draft: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)

USS Cheyenne, a converted tug, was launched in 1885 by Sam Paegnall, Charleston, South Carolina; acquired by the United States Navy on 8 July 1898 as SS Bristol and renamed Cheyenne. Outfitted at Charleston Navy Yard, she was commissioned on 30 July 1898, Lieutenant G. H. Swan in command, and reported to the Auxiliary Naval Force.

Cheyenne sailed from the Charleston Navy Yard on 30 July 1898 and proceeded to Key West, for duty off the Florida coast blockade until 18 August, when she cleared for Port Royal, South Carolina, arriving on 21 August. The tug was decommissioned there on 29 August 1898, and sold on 14 November 1900.

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