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ex-USCGC Dash
ex-USCGC Artmar III
ex-USS Artmar III (SP 408)

Artmar III served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard


  • Built in 1912 by F. S. Nock, Boatbuilder, East Greenwich, RI
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Artmar III (SP 408), 24 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 18 February 1919
  • Struck from the Navy list 11 April 1919
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 15 September 1919 at Newport, RI and commissioned USCGC Artmar III
  • Renamed Dash 16 December 1919
  • Renamed AB-5, 6 November 1923
  • Sold 19 September 1933 to A. P. Cook of Fort Lauderdale, FL for $56.00
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 32 t.
  • Length 64'
  • Beam 12'
  • Draft 3' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 70hp 6-cylinder Jager gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Artmar III 98k In port on a winter day, circa 1917-1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100952
    Naval Historical Center

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