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John B. Hinton

 

A former name retained.

 

(SP-485: t. 309; l. 160'; b. 23'9"; dr. 14'; s. 12 k.; a. 2 3", 2 mg.)

 

John B. Hinton (SP-485), a steam fishing vessel, was built in 1912 by E. J. Tull, Pocomoke City, Md.; acquired from her owners, Seaboard Oil & Guano Co., Reedsville, Va., and commissioned 10 August 1917.

 

John B. Hinton sailed to France soon after commissioning and served as a minesweeper during and after World War I. She decommissioned 8 September 1919 at Brest, France, and was sold to the Union d'Entreprisen Marocaine, Casablanca, French Morocco.