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General Putnam (SP 2284)
Ferry Boat:Built in 1902 by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, DE for C. H. HolmesAcquired by the Navy 6 February 1918Placed in service 29 July 1918Struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner 1 October 1919Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 205 t.Length 122' 7"Beam 28'Draft 8' 6"Speed 10.4 kts.Complement 13Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 350hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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||Photographed before Naval service in World War I, probably by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, Delaware
U.S. Navy photo NH 96231
|Naval History and Heritage Command
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships:General Putnam (SP-2284), a ferry boat, was built in 1902 by Pusey & Jones, Wilmington, Del.; acquired under charter by the Navy 6 February 1918 from her owner, John E. Moore & Co., New York City; taken over 16 July 1918; and placed in service at New York City 29 July 1919.
Assigned to the 3d Naval District, General Putnam was manned by the owner's civilian crew and was used as a ferry boat between New York Navy Yard and Ellis Island. After the Armistice, she was returned to her owner 2 October 1919.
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