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Narragansett (SP 1163)
Taposa (YFB 1163)

Built in 1905 by M. A. Saunders and Sons, Sunderstown, RI; Purchased by the Navy, 11 June 1918 and placed in service as USS Narragansett (SP 1163); Reclassified a Ferryboat YFB-1163, 17 July 1920; Renamed Taposa, 18 December 1941; Placed out of service and sold, February 1944; Struck from the Naval Register, 12 February 1944. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 250 t.; Length 120' 4"; Beam 43'; Draft 6' 6"; Speed 8.5 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament none.

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Narragansett 104k Photographed prior to World War I.
USN Photo NH 102053
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The third Narragansett, a wooden ferryboat built in 1905 by M. A. Saunders and Sons, Saunderstown, R.I., was purchased by the Navy 11 June 1918 from the Jamestown and Newport Ferry Co. Immediately placed in service, with the hull designation SP-1163, she commenced operations out of Newport, R.I. Classified YFB-1163, 17 July 1920, and renamed Taposa, 18 December 1941, she continued to serve the 1st Naval District until 1944. She was then placed out of service and sold. Her name was struck from the Navy List 12 February 1944.

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