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Stinger (SP 1252)

Stinger served both the U. S. Navy and Army.


  • Built in 1917 as Herreshoff No. 312 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI
  • Commissioned USS Stinger (SP 1252) 11 November 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 19 November 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 14 May 1919
  • Transferred to the War Department 20 November 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 47 t.
  • Length 80' 6"
  • Beam 12' 5"
  • Draft 3' 5"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 375hp verticle triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Stinger 70k In port prior to the installation of armament, circa 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89755
    Naval Historical Center
    Stinger 139k Backing away from dock, circa 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102241
    Stinger 126k 7 April 1919
    Escorting Agamemnon (ID 3004) on her arrival in Boston, MA
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Boston Public Library

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