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Inca (ID 3219)


  • Built in 1879 by J. H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 July 1918
  • Commissioned 2 August 1918
  • Struck from the Navy list 1 February 1919
  • Out of documentation in 1950
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 103 t.
  • Length 101'
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 7' 9"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One single-ended boiler, one 450hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Inca 65k

    The Inca Empire (Quechua: Tawantinsuyu, lit. "four parts together", also known as the Incan Empire and the Inka Empire, was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. The administrative, political and military center of the empire was located in the city of Cusco. The Inca civilization arose from the Peruvian highlands sometime in the early 13th century. Its last stronghold was conquered by the Spanish in 1572
    Photo shows Inca Gold Jewelry. The saw gold as a representative of the sun and even thought that it shines like one. Because of this, most people wore it on special occasions and even decorated their temple with it. Their belief is that the more gold you have or wear, the closer you [would] be with their god named Inti

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 19 November 2020
    Inca 175k c. 1918
    Parris Island, SC
    David Wright

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The fourth Inca, an iron tug, was built in 1879 by J. H. Dialogue & Sons, Camden, N. J.; and acquired by the Navy 31 July 1918. She commissioned
    2 August 1918.

    The tug was assigned to the 6th Naval District, and operated until after World War I ended at Parris Island Marine Barracks, S.C. She was stricken from the Navy List 1 February 1919.

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