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Tramp (SP 646)


  • Built in 1901 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI for William O. Gay of Boston, MA
  • Launched 7 August 1901
  • Acquired in 1914 by Raymond B. Price of New York
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 July 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 11 October 1918
  • Sold 28 March 1919 to Thomas Butler of Boston and scrapped.


  • Displacement 27 t.
  • Length 82'
  • Beam 10' 6"
  • Draft 3' 4"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Propulsion: One Bent tube boiler, one 285hp Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Tramp 46k Photo from the May 1909 edition of Rudder magazine The Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné website
    Photo added 10 April 2021
    Tramp 152k c. 1916
    U.S. Navy photo NH 84931
    Naval Historical Center

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