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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 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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