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Anna B. Smith (ID 1458)

Schooner: Built in 1892 by Joseph B. Brooks, Little Choptank River, MD; Acquired by the Navy in September 1917; Commissioned, (date unknown); Decommissioned 9 December 1918 and returned to her owner, the Conservation Commission of Maryland. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 70'; Beam unknown; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement unknown; Armament unknown.

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Anna B. Smith 77k Under sail, prior to World War I.
US Navy Photo NH 95895
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The 70-foot wooden-hulled schooner Anna B. Smith-built in 1892 by Joseph B. Brooks, of Little Choptank River, Md., and rebuilt in 1914-is listed in a 5th Naval District Mobilization Plan dated 11 September 1917 as having been "designated ... and assigned ... to the 5th Naval District." However, at that time, Anna B. Smith-assigned the identification number (Id. No.) 1458-may have been already taken over from the Conservation Commission of Maryland and "enrolled" on 17 August 1917, since she is carried as being "already in naval service. " This same source indicates that she was ordered returned to her previous owner on 26 September 1918 and placed "out of commission" on 9 December of the same year.

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