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  • Built in 1878 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 August 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 5 December 1918 and returned to her owners
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 94 t.
  • Length 83'
  • Beam 17' 9"
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 10 mph
  • Complement 14
  • Propulsion: One Valk and Murdock boiler, one 400hp vertical single expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Blanche 60k In port, circa 1918 or earlier
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95902
    Naval Historical Center
    Blanche 59k In port, possibly when inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 18 June 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100898

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