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Samoset (ID 2000)


Coastal Passenger Ship: Built in 1905 as Annie L. Vansciver at Camden, NJ (builder unknown); Acquired by the Navy 20 March 1918 and and renamed Samoset; Placed in service as Samoset (ID 2000), (date unknown); Placed out of service 24 March 1922 at New York; Sold 16 June 1922 and struck from the Naval Register the same day; Returned to mercantile service under her original name Annie L. Vansciver. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 294 t.; Length 107' 6"; Beam 23'; Draft 3' 9"; Speed 7 kts.; Complement unknown;
Armament unknown.


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Samoset 66k Photographed prior to her World War I Naval Service, with the ferry steamer Norumbega tied up astern. Both belonged to the Maine Central
Railroad Company.
U.S. Navy Photo NH 102175
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The second Samoset was built during 1905 at Camden, N.J., as the coastal passenger and freight vessel, Annie L. Vansciver and delivered to the United States Navy on 20 March 1918 by her owner, the Maine Central R. R. Co. Assigned to the 1st Naval District and renamed Samoset, she averaged four ferry trips daily from the Boston Navy Yard to Deer and Bumkin Islands.

Retained in service after the end of World War I, Samoset was transferred to the New York Navy Yard for local duty within the 3d Naval District. Placed out of service at New York on 24 March 1922, Samoset was sold on 16 June 1922 and struck from the Navy list the same day. Returning to mercantile service under her original name, she disappeared from mercantile registers in 1934.


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