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Vester (SP 686)

Freight Boat:

  • Built in 1876 at Boothbay, ME
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 May 1917
  • Commissioned 2 June 1917
  • Decommissioned 15 May 1919 at Cape May, NJ
  • Sold 15 January 1920
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 117 t.
  • Length 96' 5"
  • Beam 18' 5"
  • Draft 5' 9"
  • Speed 7.6 kts.
  • Complement 24
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: One 100hp single expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Vester 164k Photographed circa 1917-1919, probably in a Delaware River or Delaware Bay area port
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42437
    Robert Hurst

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