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Herreshoff No. 308 (SP 2232)



Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Fox - Vice


Herreshoff No. 308 served both the U. S. Navy and Army


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1917 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI for Robert Eliot Tod
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 February 1918
  • Commissioned Herreshoff No. 308 (SP 2232), 23 February 1918
  • Decommissioned 28 August 1919
  • Loaned to the War Department 14 October 1920 for use in the Panama Canal
  • Renamed Gold Star in honor of those who lost their lives in World War I
  • Reclassified in 1922 as an Unclassified Yard Craft (YX 13) (But unlike IX the YX numbers never became hull numbers)
  • Returned to Navy custody 12 September 1923 and struck from the Navy list
  • Sold 27 May 1924 to J. A. Kenny of Brooklyn, New York
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications

  • Displacement 60 t.
  • Length 112' 5"
  • Beam 15' 1frac12"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 21.7 kts.
  • Armament: One 6-pounder, one Y-gun depth charge projector and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Herreshoff oil fired boilers, two 600hp vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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