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Four-master wooden schooner, William H. Smith built in 1899 by H. K. Hall, Port Blakely, WA.
Acquired by the Navy from Alaska Salmon Co. of San Francisco, 28 January 1944
Converted for Navy service by Pacific Drydock & Repair Co., Oakland, CA.
Renamed Mustang 6 February 1944
Assigned to the Amphibious Training Base at Coronado, CA. as a training facility, 17 April 1944
Declared surplus to Navy needs, 16 May 1946
Struck from the Navy Register, 5 June 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission and subsequently sold to Arthur Banks of Los Angeles
Displacement 566 t.
Length 170' 4"
Beam 37' 6"
Speed 13.5 kts
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Mustang is a free-roaming horse of the Western United States, descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. Mustangs are often
referred to as wild horses, but because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they are actually feral horses. The original mustangs were
Colonial Spanish horses, but many other breeds and types of horses contributed to the modern Mustang, now resulting in varying phenotypes. Some free-roaming horses are relatively unchanged from the original Spanish stock, most strongly represented in the most isolated populations
|Mustang at anchor at NAB Coronado, CA. circa 1944. This schooner hulk was used to train coxswains in bringing landing craft
alongside a ship.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-75179, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
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