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J. A. Palmer served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard
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Julius Auboineau Palmer Jr., (March 1, 1840 – January 11, 1899) is probably best remembered in history for his association with Hawaiian queen Liliuokalani. His was born into an old established Massachusetts family that centered around a conservative Christian lifestyle. His father was a successful business man and politician, one brother a Christian minister, and another brother a professor at Harvard University. As a young man, he chose a seaman's life, visiting much of the world and becoming a multi-linguist. After retiring as a sea captain, he devoted later years to researching the health benefits of edible fungi.
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The Pequot was a cable-laying vessel that was originally a Navy section patrol boat, SP-319, which itself was originally launched as the John A. Palmer, Jr. She was acquired by the Coast Guard in 1919 and renamed Pequot. She saw service along the East Coast laying cables.
She towed her replacement vessel, the former Army mine planter General Samuel M. Mills, from Newport News to the Depot at Curtis Bay, departing on 28 April 1922. Pequot was decommissioned on 11 May 1922 and was sold on 8 August 1922 to McNeal Edwards Company, of Reedville, Virginia for $17,000.
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