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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
ex-USS Onward (SP 311)
George - Sail - Quack - Watch
Onward served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast & Geodetic Survey.
Patrol Yacht:Built in 1908 as Galatea by the Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury, Morris Heights, NY;Renamed Ungava and OnwardAcquired by the Navy 1 August 1917Commissioned USS Onward (SP 311), 22 September 1917 at Norfolk, VATransferred to the Coast and Geodetic Survey 18 April 1919 and commissioned USC&GS OnwardReturned to U.S. Navy custody in 1920Sold in April 1921Renamed Thelma Phoebe in April 1923 and later that month she grounded and was wrecked on south the end of Fishers Island, NY while engaged in "Rum Running."
Specifications:Displacement 157 t.Length 140'Beam 17' 5"Draft 6' 10½"Speed 13.8 kts.Complement 43Armament: Two 6-pounders and two machine gunsPropulsion: One Seabury boiler, one 464ihp vertical triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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||Photographed prior to World War I.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 103552
|USS Onward (SP 311)
||Photographed during World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102079
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