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Ransom B. Fuller

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Sail - Cast - Quack

Coastal Steamer:

  • Built in 1902 by the New England Co., Bath, ME
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 November 1917 for use as a Barracks Ship at New London, CT
  • Returned to her owner, the Eastern Steamship Corp., of New York, NY, 15 April 1918
  • Scrapped in the 1930's.


  • Displacement 2329 t.
  • Length 317' 6"
  • Beam 40' 1"
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 5 kts.
  • Complement 90 (civilian)
  • Propulsion: One 1,600ihp steam engine, side-wheeler.
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    Size Image Description SourceSource
    Ransom B. Fuller 99k Wheelock souvenir china depicting an image of the Steamer Ransom B. Fuller on the Kennebec River Tommy Trampp
    Ransom B. Fuller 143k Color postcard published in Germany for G. W. Morris, Portland, Maine, prior to World War I
    Donation of George H. Petrin
    U.S. Navy photo NH 107438-KN
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Ransom B. Fuller 50k Shown in commercial service after lengthening and before World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105642 from
    Robert Hurst
    Ransom B. Fuller 98k Shown on the Kennebec River, Maine, probably soon after entering service in 1902. The postcard bearing this image was postmarked at Gardiner, Maine on 8 August 1910
    Donation of Captain Stephen S. Roberts, USNR, (Retired), 2008. Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105645-KN from
    Ransom B. Fuller 85k c. 1909
    Matted print of the Steamer Ransom B. Fuller leaving Gardiner, MEr
    Tommy Trampp

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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