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Herreshoff No. 308 (SP 2232)
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Herreshoff No. 308 served both the U. S. Navy and Army
Motorboat:Built in 1917 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI for Robert Eliot TodAcquired by the Navy 21 February 1918Commissioned Herreshoff No. 308 (SP 2232), 23 February 1918Decommissioned 28 August 1919Loaned to the War Department 14 October 1920 for use in the Panama CanalRenamed Gold Star in honor of those who lost their lives in World War IReclassified in 1922 as an Unclassified Yard Craft (YX 13). (But unlike IX the YX numbers never became hull numbers)Returned to Navy custody 12 September 1923 and struck from the Navy listSold 27 May 1924 to J. A. Kenny of Brooklyn, New YorkFate unknown.
SpecificationsDisplacement 60 t.Length 112' 5"Beam 15' 1frac12"Draft 4'Speed 21.7 kts.Armament: One 6-pounder, one Y-gun depth charge projector and two machine gunsPropulsion: Two Herreshoff oil fired boilers, two 600hp vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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