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Shabonee (1) - (1913-1931)
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LOA 394 ', Beam 50 ' 6 ", Depth 31",
Triple expansion engine 48 " stroke, 2165 IHP.
Launched 18 September and conmiissioned 21 October 1913 at J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland, England.
Shabonee was a Potawatomi chief, grandnephew of the famous Pontiac, at all times friendly to the white settlers.
If it is of Potawatomi derivation, which is disputed, the name means "built like a bear".
SHABONEE was a modem tanker in her day, with no provision for either burning coal as fuel or carrying general cargo.
She was commandeered in October 1915, carrying out three years of war service before being redelivered to Socony in
She was in Nagasaki during the big Japanese earthquake of 1922. She did relief work there and at Yokohama.
She was sold early in 1931.
(NB: There was a Swedish-flag shabonee in Socony's chartered employ from 1931 to 1939, which bore this name
only for the period of the charter.)
The Miramar Ship Index for "SHABONEE"
Scrapped at Shanghai 30.12.1931