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Spray (YFB-1059)
Spray (Launch No. 1059) (1910 - 1920)

  • Built as a wooden-hulled launch by New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Completed as Launch No. 1059, 1911
  • Named Spray, date unknown
  • Assigned to New York Navy Yard as Yard Commandant's launch
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-1059), 17 July 1920
  • Laid up, 1922
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 07 October 1932
  • Sold to William F. Toomey, New York, NY, for $300, December 1932
  • Registered as passenger boat Spray (ON 232107), 1933
  • FInal disposition, out of documentation, 1940
    Displacement 21 gross tons
    Length 54' 4" waterline; 60' 0" overall
    Beam 10' 3"
    Draft 5' 3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion gas, 200hp

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    623k Spray off the New York Navy Yard, with the Williamsburg Bridge in the background, 09 June 1914.
    Navy Bureau of Yard & Dock photo, now in National Archives, identifier 6038094
    Dave Wright
    977k Newspaper article about sale of Spray into civilian life.
    Article from Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 26 January 1933.
    Dave Wright

    There is no history record for Spray (YFB-1059) available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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