Hercules, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, was celebrated in Greek mythology for his great strength. He was especially famous for the 12 "Herculean" tasks or "labors" imposed on him as a result of the hatred of Hera, Zeus' jealous wife.
(YE-30: d. 233 t.; l. 111'3" ; b. 32'; dr. 9'6" ; sp. 7 K.; cpl. 22)
Hercules (YE-30) was built by Kelly, Spear, & Co. of Bath, Maine, in 1906. Purchased from the Boston Sand & Gravel Co. in 1918, she served as an ammunition lighter at the Hingham Ammunition Depot until stricken from the Navy Register 2 August 1922. Hercules was sold 24 March 1923 to Charles Reineke of New York City.