USS Pontiac II

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Pontiac II

(YT-20: dp. 401; 1. 124'4"; b. 27'; dr. 9'6"; s. 10.5 k.; a. 2
1-pdrs., 1 mg.)

The second Pontiac was laid down as Right Amn in 1891 by Peter McGishan, Athens, N.Y., purchased by the Navy from Merritt .5c Chapman 23 April 1898, renamed Por,tiac 23 April.

Pontiae served in harbors along the north Atlantic coast. She operated in yards such as New York, Boston, New London, and Charleston, S.C., she commissioned 1 July 1911. During World War I, she concentrated efforts at New York, a major center for domestic and foreign commerce. She was renamed Passaic 11 April 1918. Continuing harbor and district tug operations after the war, she decommissioned and was placed on the sale list in 1921. She was sold to John Kantzler & Sons, Bay City, Mich. 25 February 1922.