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Stinger (SP 1252)

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

Yacht: Built in 1917 as Herreshoff No. 312 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI; Acquired by the Navy 11 November 1917 and commissioned USS Stinger (SP 1252) the same day; Struck from the Navy list 14 May 1919; Transferred to the War Department 20 November 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: 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.


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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
Naval Historical Center

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