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Shabonee (1) - (1913-1931)
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Shabonee, LOA 394', Beam 50' 6", Depth 31',7240 DWT,  50,000 bbls
Triple expansion engine 48" stroke 2165 IHP
Launched 18 September and commissioned 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 modern 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 November 1918. 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.)