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ex-Ammunition Lighter No. 30
ex-Hercules (ID 3190)

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Easy - King - Rush

Ammunition Lighter:

  • The third Hercules was built in 1906 by Kelly, Spear and Co., Bath, ME
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1918 from the Boston Sand and Gravel Co. and placed in service as Hercules (ID 3190)
  • Renamed Ammunition Lighter No. 30 in 1920
  • Designated YE-30 later in the year
  • Placed out of service 2 August 1922 and struck from the Navy list
  • Sold 24 March 1923 to Charles Reineke of New York City
  • Registered in 1927 to the Atlantic Coast Sand Co. of New York, NY as the freight barge Hercules
  • Abandoned in 1940.


  • Displacement 233 t.
  • Length 111' 30"
    1927 - 102.5'
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 9' 6"
    1927 - 8.8'
  • Speed 7 kts.
  • Complement 22
    1927 - Eight
  • Capacity 300 t.
  • Propulsion: One 400hp steam engine, one shaft.
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