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Patrol Yacht Photo Archive


Call sign (1910):
Nan - Tare - Have

Inca served both the U. S. Navy and the Louisiana Naval Militia

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1880 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA for George A. Osgood
  • Purchased by the Navy in 1898
  • Commissioned 30 June 1898
  • Decommissioned 24 September 1898
  • Loaned to the Louisiana Naval Militia 16 November 1998
  • Transferred to the State of Louisiana 26 December 1898
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 October 1915
  • Sunk at New Orleans, LA during a hurricane soon afterward.


  • Displacement 369 t.
  • Length 164' 7"
  • Beam 23' 7"
  • Draft 9' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 57
  • Armament: Two 3-pounder rapid fire mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 920hp vertical double expansion steam engine, one shaft
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    Stranger 49k 31 May 1886
    Photo from the Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
    Historic New England website

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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