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Express No. 4 (SP 745)


  • Built in 1917 by C. F. Ferguson, Groton, CT
  • Commissioned 2 July 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 29 September 1917
  • Decommissioned 23 January 1919, struck from the Navy list and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 35 t.
  • Length 46'
  • Beam 9'
  • Draft 1' 9"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement: Seven
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 200hp 8-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Express No. 4 93k Possibly photographed when completed, circa the summer of 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100230
    Naval Historical Center

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