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Grosbeak (SP 566)


  • The second Grosbeak was built by Rice Brothers, East Boothbay, ME
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 April 1917
  • Commissioned USS Grosbeak (SP 566), 28 April 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list in 1919
  • Sold 21 March 1920 and renamed Mohican
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 38'
  • Beam 8' 4"
  • Draft 2' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 65hp 4-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Grosbeak 152k

    Any of several species of finches, having a thick, strong, conical bill.

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 10 December 2021

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Reginald Chauncey Robbins, USNRF17 April 1917 - 30 May 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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