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Chingachgook (SP 35)


Motorboat: Built in 1916 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, New York. Her owner, T.W. Brigham of Greenport, had her armed as a patrol craft as part of the preparedness movement then active in the United States. Acquired by the Navy 25 May 1917; Commissioned 6 June 1917. The boat briefly performed patrol service in the New York City area, but a gasoline explosion on 31 July 1917 left her damaged beyond repair. Decommissioned 10 January 1919, her remains were disposed of by burning 19 February 1918.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 60'; Beam unknown; Draft unknown; Speed 22 mph; Complement unknown; Armament one 1-pounder and one machine gun.


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Chingachgook 93k Underway at high speed, October 1916. Though flying yachting flags, she is armed with a Colt machine gun forward and a small cannon aft, probably for service with the pre-World War I Coast Defense Reserve.
Photographed by Edwin Levick, of New York City.
U.S. Navy photo NH 101040
Naval Historical Center
Chingachgook 99k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken circa 1916. The craft is flying the Yachting Ensign but has guns installed, presumably for service with the Coast Defense Reserve.
Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN (Medical Service Corps), 1974.
U.S. Navy photo NH 78973
Naval Historical Center

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