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  • Built in 1874 at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Launched, 30 April 1874
  • Placed in service 13 May 1874
  • Freda hauled freight between Mare Island and San Francisco until 1881
  • From 1881 to 1884 Freda served as a powder boat
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 70'
    Beam unknown
    Depth unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion sail

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    Freda 994k Freda laying at anchor off Mare Island in 1884. Darryl Baker

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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    Freda unofficial history by Sue Lemmon Mare Island Naval Shipyard Historian, 1970
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