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Mary B. Garner (SP 682)


  • Built in 1912 by the William E. Woodall Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 April 1917
  • Commissioned 12 May 1917
  • Ran aground and wrecked 11 April 1918 at Prime Hook Beach, DE, salvaged, one life lost
  • Decommissioned 15 May 1919 and struck from the Navy Register at Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to the Lewes Fertilizer Co.of Lewes, DE as the fishing vessel Mary B. Garner
  • Registered in 1931 to the Consolidated Fisheries Co. of Lewes as the fishing vessel Mary B. Garner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 252 t.
  • Length 140'
    1927 - 129'
  • Beam 22' 6"
  • Draft 9.9'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 36
    1927 - 29
    1931 - 17
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 500hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Mary B. Garner 105k Photographed in port in the vicinity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1917-1919
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 46668
    Robert Hurst
    Peter C. Struven 79k c. 1920s
    On the left are the fishing boats Eugene F. Price, Peter C. Struven, ex-SP-332, James M. Gifford, and Mary B. Garner at Queen Anne Pier, Lewes, DE
    Waller Studio photo from the Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
    Delaware Public Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Eugene H. Latta, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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