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Gwin (Torpedo Boat 16)
Cyane (YFB-4)

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.
    Length 200'
    Beam 12' 6"
    Draft 3' 3"
    Speed 20 kts.
    Complement 16
    one 1-pdr
    two 18" torpedo tubes
    Propulsion unknown

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    Cyane 447k 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.
    Ramon Jackson

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    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

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