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YP-1841
ex-Herreshoff No. 306 (SP 1841)



Herreshoff #306 served both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Service

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1917 as Hull No. 306 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, RI
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 February 1918
  • Commissioned USS Herreshoff No. 306 (SP 1841), 27 February 1918 at Newport, RI
  • Reclassified as District Patrol Craft YP-1841 in July 1920
  • Loaned to the War Department 2 October 1920 for use by the U.S. Army Air Service
  • Returned to the Navy in March 1921
  • Sold 1 December 1922
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 60 t.
  • Length 112' 5"
  • Beam 15' 2"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 24 kts.
  • Armament: One 6-pounder, one Y-Gun depth charge projector and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Herreshoff boilers, two 600hp verticle triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Herreshoff #306 159k Original photos: In harbor, circa 1917-18, possibly before she was taken over by the Navy
    U.S. Navy photos NH 101787 and NH 101890
    Replacement photos: Photos from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats, by Richard V. Simpsom
    Original photos: Naval Historical Center
    Replacement photos: Robert Hurst
    Herreshoff #306 162k

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