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USCGC AB-4
ex-USCGC Dare
ex-USS Kathrich II (SP 148)

Kathrich II served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1913 by E. S. Thibault, Jacksonville, FL
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Kathrich II (SP 148), 9 May 1917 at Charleston, SC
  • Decommissioned 6 February 1919
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 4 September 1919
  • Commissioned USCGC Dare, 15 September 1919
  • Renamed AB-4 17 March 1923
  • Sold 17 July 1924
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12 t.
  • Length 40'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 4'
    1919 - 2'
    1922 - 2' 9"
  • Speed 9 kts.
    1919 - 23 kts.
  • Complement: Six (1922)
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Gasoline engine, one shaft.
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