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

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1898 by George Lawley and Son, South Boston, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 June 1898
  • Commissioned 15 June 1898
  • Decommissioned 27 August 1898
  • Transferred 27 May 1899 to the Massachusetts Naval Militia
  • Returned to Navy custody 1 October 1908
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 114'
  • Beam 18'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Inca 65k

    The Inca Empire (Quechua: Tawantinsuyu, lit. "four parts together", also known as the Incan Empire and the Inka Empire, was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. The administrative, political and military center of the empire was located in the city of Cusco. The Inca civilization arose from the Peruvian highlands sometime in the early 13th century. Its last stronghold was conquered by the Spanish in 1572
    Photo shows Inca Gold Jewelry. The saw gold as a representative of the sun and even thought that it shines like one. Because of this, most people wore it on special occasions and even decorated their temple with it. Their belief is that the more gold you have or wear, the closer you [would] be with their god named Inti

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 19 November 2020
    Inca 78k At the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass., 9 November 1898. Large ships in background are USS Vulcan (center) and USS Wabash (behind sheer legs)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 53225
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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