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Steam Cutter No. 291 (1901 - 1908)


  • Built as a composite-hulled steam cutter by Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA
  • Delivered and placed in service as Steam Cutter No. 291 at Norfolk, 1901
  • Named Navy Yard, 1908
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-6), 17 July 1920
  • Assigned to Dahlgren Naval Proving Ground, December 1922
  • Towed to Dahlgren by Mohawk (YT-17), 22 March 1923
  • Placed "in ordinary," March 1926
  • Towed to Norfolk by Owl (AM-2), 20 April 1929
  • Struck from Naval Register, 12 July 1929
  • Sold to local scrap company, 1929
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 80' 0"
    Beam 17' 7"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam

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    Navy Yard 858k Steam Cutter No. 291 on the ways at Norfolk Navy Yard, 05 November 1901. The orginial caption describes her as the "new picket launch."
    National Archives photo from RG 181, Photographs of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, local identifier 181-V-0059, NA identifier 52555285
    Dave Wright
    Navy Yard 62k The newly named ferry Navy Yard moored at Norfolk Navy Yard, 06 October 1908.
    National Archives photo from RG 181, Photographs of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, local identifier 181-V-0604, NA identifier 52556197 (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    Navy Yard 52k Navy Yard moored at Norfolk Navy Yard, 10 November 1914. Note she now has her name painted on the bow.
    National Archives photo from RG 181, Photographs of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, local identifier 181-V-1014, NA identifier 52556811 (cropped)
    Dave Wright

    Navy Yard (YFB-8)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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