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Argo (YX-6)

Wood-hulled yawl
  • Built by Moses Adams, Essex, MA
  • Completed as yawl-rigged yacht Argo (ON 106954) for C.G. Fitzgerald, Baltimore, MD, 1892
  • Donated to Navy by Fitzgerald, 1906
  • Served as training vessel at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 1906-1930
  • Assigned symbol YX-6 in Navy Filing Manual, circa 1920
  • Turned over to Navy Relief Society, 1930
  • Struck from Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Boy Scouts of America, 18 April 1930
  • Sold to Zelner Albritton, Washington, DC, as yacht Argo, 1936
  • Sold to Perley B. Sancomb, Washington, DC, 1940
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1947
    Displacement 40 gross tons
    Length 40' 5" waterline, 57' 0" overall
    Beam 16' 3"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Accommodations unknown
    Propulsion none

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    YX-17 36k Yacht Argo at sea, 07 August 1896. Photo by Nathaniel L. Stebbins. Dave Wright

    Argo (YX-6)
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