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Spray (ID 2491)


Foam Class Trawler: Built in 1905 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA; Acquired by the Navy 29 May 1918; Commissioned 1 June 1918; Decommissioned 4 March 1919 returned to the Russian Government the same day.
Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 600 t.; Length 126' 6"; Beam 22'; Draft 10' 6"; Speed 11 kts.; Complement 27; Armament one 6-pounder and two machine guns.


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Foam 79k Tied up together, probably prior to their World War I Navy service. These trawlers, previously owned by the Bay State Fishing Company, of Boston, were chartered by the Navy from representatives of the Russian Government in May 1918 and later commissioned as USS Foam (ID 2496), USS Ripple
(ID 2439)
and USS Spray (ID 2491).
USN Photo NH 102236
Naval Historical Center
Spray 79k In port, probably prior to her World War I Navy service.
USN Photo NH 102237
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Spray, a steam trawler built in 1905 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co. at Quincy, Mass., was chartered from the Russian government in 1918. Taken over by the Commandant of the 3d Naval District on 29 May 1918, she served in the district until 4 March 1919 at which time she was returned to
the Russians.

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