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Gretchen (SP 1181)


  • The second Gretchen was built in 1902 by White of Belhaven, NC
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 August 1917
  • Commissioned 24 August 1917 at Oriental, NC
  • Decommissioned 1 January 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 11 t.
  • Length 54'
  • Beam 12'
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders.
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    Gretchen 225k c. 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89779
    Mike Green

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