USS Cacique (ID-2213)

USS "Cacique" (ID-2213) was a freighter leased by the U.S. Navy during World War I. She was used to transport Allied personnel and cargo in support of the European fighting front. Post-war she was returned to her owners.

Constructed in England

"S.S. Cacique", a 6,202 gross ton commercial freighter, was built in 1910 by Short Brothers Company, at Sunderland, England. She was owned by the New York and Pacific Steamship Company of New York City, the ship was transferred to the Navy from the U.S. Shipping Board 19 August 1918, and commissioned the same day as USS "Cacique" (ID # 2213), Lieutenant Commander C. H. Winnett, USNRF, in command.

World War I service

Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, "Cacique" sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, 30 August 1918 to begin her role in the mammoth task of supplying the Army in France. She made two voyages to Marseilles, France with general cargo, and returned to Baltimore, Maryland, 2 March 1919. after the November 1918 Armistice

Post-war disposition

"Cacique" was decommissioned 24 March 1919, and returned to the Shipping Board the same day. She was then returned to her owners.

Sea also

* U.S. Navy
* World War I


* [ Steamship Cacique (American Freighter, 1910). Served as USS Cacique (ID # 2213) in 1918-1919]
* [ NavSource Online: Cacique (ID 2213)]

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