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Civilian Identification Numbered Ships Photo Archive
Spray (ID 2491)
Foam Class Trawler:Built in 1905 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MAAcquired by the Navy 29 May 1918Commissioned 1 June 1918Decommissioned 4 March 1919 returned to the Russian Government the same dayFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 500 t.Length 126' 6"Beam 22'Draft 10' 6"Speed 11 kts.Complement 27Armament: One 6-pounder and two machine gunsPropulsion: One single ended boiler, one 450hp verticle triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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||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)
U.S. Navy photo NH 102236
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||In port, probably prior to her World War I Navy service
U.S. Navy photo NH 102237
|01||ENS George W. Caddell, USNRF||1919|
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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