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Taposa (YFB-1163)
Narragansett (YFB-1163) (1918 - 1920)
Narragansett (ID-1163) (1918 - 1920)

  • Built by M. A. Saunders and Sons, Saunderstown, RI
  • Completed for Narragansett Transportation Co., Newport RI, as passenger ferry Narragansett (ON 202325), 1905
  • Purchased by Navy and designated ID-1163, 11 June 1918
  • Operated between Newport, RI and the Newport Torpedo Station on Goat Island her entire career
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-1163), 17 July 1920
  • Renamed Taposa to free up name for AT-88, 18 December 1941
  • Placed out of service and sold, February 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 February 1944
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (presumably scrapped)
    Displacement 250 tons
    Length 117' 0" waterline; 120' 4" overall
    Beam 43' 0"
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed 8.5 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    two steeple compund steam engines, 300hp
    two shafts

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    484k Narragansett in civilan service, circa 1917.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 102053
    Dave Wright
    68k Narragansett (YFB-1163) underway in Narragansett Bay, May 1937. Ted Stone photo George Schneider

    View the Taposa / Narragansett (YFB-1163)
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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