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Otter (YFB-663)
Kite (1906 - 1920)

  • Built as a composite-hulled launch by Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME
  • Delivered as Kite, 1906
  • Assigned to Charleston Navy Yard whole career
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-663), 17 July 1920
  • Renamed Otter, 12 October 1920
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 03 May 1939
  • Sold to Foreman Blades Lumber Co., Elizabeth, NC, renamed Carl Blades (ON 241782), 1940
  • Registered to Carolina Towing Co., Elizabeth, NC, 1943
  • Registered to J. Dallas Orrell, Wilmington, NC, 1945
  • Registered to Cape Fear Towing Co., Wilmington, NC, 1953
  • Registered to Bordeaux Salvage & Construction, WIlmington, DE, 1970s
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (listed as out of service April 2014)
    Displacement unknown
    Length 77' 0" overall
    Beam 20' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam

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