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Herreshoff #322

 

Named for the builder.

 

(SP-2373: dp. 40; l. 83'4" ; b. 12'8" ; dr. 3'; s. 26 k.; a. 1 3-pdr., 1 1-pdr.)

 

Herreshoff #322, a steel motor boat, was built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Oo. of Bristol, R.I., in 1917. Built to government specifications, she was originally contracted for by H. V. Morgan of Philadelphia, Pa., on the understanding that she would be later purchased by the Navy. She was taken over 22 March 1918 at Newport, R.I., and commissioned 2 April 1918, Ens. F. A. Judson, TJSNRF, in command.

 

After a period of outfitting and training, Herreshoff #322 was assigned to 3d Naval District as a patrol craft. She operated during World War I and after in Ambrose Channel, East River, and Long Island Sound as a patrol boat until being withdrawn from active service and laid up at Marine Basin 28 August 1919. Subsequently, Herreshoff #322 was loaned to the Dock Department of New York City 9 March 1920, but was found too large to be economically operated and so was returned to the Navy for a smaller boat 19 November 1920. Herreshoff #322 was sold 18 July 1921 to W. Lindberg of Birmingham, Ala.