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Congress (ID 3698)

Motor Launch:

  • Built in 1914 at Gwynn, VA
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 October 1918 from A. Foster of Grimstead, VA
  • Placed in service 18 October 1918
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 September 1919
  • Sold 8 December 1919 to Sallie S. Thorns of West Norfolk, VA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 15 t.
  • Length 50' 9"
  • Beam 13' 9".
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    Congress 66k In port, possibly when inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 17 May 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102833
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History:


    The bicameral legislature of the National Government of the United States, consisting of Senate and House of Representatives.

    The sixth Congress (No. 3698), a motor launch, was acquired by the Navy and placed in service on 18 October 1918. She carried out miscellaneous patrol duties in the 5th Naval District until 23 September 1919 when she was stricken from the Navy List. She was sold on 8 December 1919.

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