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Inca (ID 3219)


  • Built in 1879 by J. H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 July 1918
  • Commissioned 2 August 1918
  • Struck from the Navy list 1 February 1919
  • Out of documentation in 1950
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 103 t.
  • Length 101'
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 7' 9"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One single-ended boiler, one 450hp verticle compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Inca 175k c. 1918
    Parris Island, SC
    David Wright

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The fourth Inca, an iron tug, was built in 1879 by J. H. Dialogue & Sons, Camden, N. J.; and acquired by the Navy 31 July 1918. She commissioned
    2 August 1918.

    The tug was assigned to the 6th Naval District, and operated until after World War I ended at Parris Island Marine Barracks, S.C. She was stricken from the Navy List 1 February 1919.

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