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W. F. Babcock (ID 1239)

Schooner Rigged Barge:

  • Built in 1882 by A. Sewall and Sons, Waldoboro, ME
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 October 1917
  • Commissioned 8 November 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 13 June 1919
  • Sold 20 November 1919 to Reinhard and Hall of Brooklyn, NY
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 2,128 t.
  • Length 240' 10"
  • Beam 43' 9"
  • Draft 25' 8"
  • Depth of hold 19' 4"
  • Complement: Six
  • Propulsion: Non-self propelled.
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    W. F. Babcock 150k Naval History and Heritage Command photos NH 100586 and NH 100587 Mike Green
    W. F. Babcock 121k

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