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Ferry Launch No. 132
Steam Cutter No. 132
Launch No. 132

Ferry Launch
  • A wooden-hull craft built in 1891 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as Ferry Launch No. 132, date unknown
  • Ferry Launch No. 132 provided service throughout her Navy career between the Navy Yard and the city of Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Redesignated Steam Cutter No. 132 in 1907
  • Redesignated Launch No. 132 in 1911
  • Redesignated YFB-132, July 1920
  • Placed out of service and struck for the Naval Register in October1928
  • Transferred to the Commerce Department in October 1928 and assigned to the US Coast and Geodetic Survey , named USC&GS Echo
  • USC&GSEcho operated in the Atlantic from 1928 to 1938
  • Sold in 1938
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 64'
    Beam 15'
    Draft 7'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion 100 horsepower steam engine, replaced with a gasoline engine by the USC&GS

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    YFB-132 61k YFB-132 departing the ferry landing at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., 22 September 1926. She is headed across the Piscataqua River to the ferry landing at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Upriver to the right is the World War Memorial Bridge, completed in 1923 to connect Portsmouth and Kittery.
    US Navy photo # NH 41608 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    USC&GS Echo
    YFB-132 101k Ex-YFB-132 as the US Coast and Geodetic Survey craft Echo moored pierside in Narragansett Bay, R.I. in 1930. Note the wheelhouse has been moved aft and the steam engine stack has been removed. Photo from C&GS Season's Report Sammons 1930-140. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history record for YFB-132 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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