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Chingachgook (SP 35)


  • Built in 1916 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, New York
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 May 1917 from T.W. Brigham of Greenport
  • Placed in service 6 June 1917
  • Her gasoline tank exploded 31 July 1917
  • Surveyed 13 October 1917 and found her hull worthless and beyond repair
  • Placed out of service 10 January 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 February 1918 and disposed of by burning.


  • Length 60'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 22 mph
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one Colt machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 300hp Sterling gasoline engine, two shafts.
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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

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