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(collier: dp. 3,085; 1. 245'; b. 33'6"; dr. 15'10"; s. 10 k.;
cpl. 114; a. none)

Po1npey, formerly S.S. Harleeh, was built in 1897 by S. P. Austin and Sons, Ltd., Sunderland, England. She was purchased 19 April 1898 by the Navy from James and Charles Harrison, London, England, and commissioned 26 May 1898 as Po1npey at Norfolk, Lt. Comdr. E. W. Sturdy in command.

Po7npey served as a collier to Rear Admlral Sampson's squadron at Key West 6 to 12 June, and after 12 June at Havana and Cardenas. She returned to Key West 3 August where she remained until sailing for Hampton Roads 20 August. She was stationed at Norfolk 23 August to 23 December, before decommissioning at Philadelphia 18 January

Converted to a torpedo boat tender (AF-5), she recommissioned at Cavitel Philippines, 6 July 1911. Stationed in the Philippines durmg World War I, she decommissioned 5 July 1921 at Olongapo, Philippines. Struck from the Navy Register 28 March 1922, she was transferred to the War Department 12 July 1922.