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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
two steeple compund steam engines, 300hp
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||Narragansett in civilan service, circa 1917.
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 102053
||Narragansett (YFB-1163) underway in Narragansett Bay, May 1937. Ted Stone photo
View the Taposa / Narragansett (YFB-1163)
DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 07 November 2020
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