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Gwin (Torpedo Boat 16)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Spanish Campaign Medal
Laid down (date unknown) at Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned, USS Gwin at Newport, R.I., 4 April 1898, LTjg. C. S. Williams in command
Decommissioned and placed in reserve at Norfolk 10 July 1903
Recommissioned, June 1908
Decommissioned, 18 April 1914 and placed in service as a ferryboat
Name changed to Cyane
11 April 1918 her name was changed to Cyane
Reclassified as Yard Ferry Boat, YFB-4, 17 July 1920
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 April 1925
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 24 September 1925
Torpedo Boat Specifications:
Displacement 46 t.
Beam 12' 6"
Draft 3' 3"
Speed 20 kts.
two 18" torpedo tubes
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||Cyane (YFB-4), March or April 1922, following completion of repairs to her bow, damaged in a collision with the stone sea wall at the Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I.
Navy Torpedo Test Barge # 2 (built 1916) is in the right background.
US Navy photo # NH 92313 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
View the Gwin (Torpedo Boat 16) Cyane (YFB-4)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 27 October 2006
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