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Narragansett

 

An Algonquian tribe which lived in Rhode Island.

 

III

 

(YFB1163: dp. 250; l. 1204; b. 43; dr. 66; s. 8.5 k.)

 

The third Narragansett, a wooden ferryboat built in 1905 by M. A. Saunders and Sons, Saunderstown, R.I., was purchased by the Navy 11 June 1918 from the Jamestown and Newport Ferry Co. Immediately placed in service, with the hull designation SP1163, she commenced operations out of Newport, R.I. Classified YFB1163, 17 July 1920, and renamed Taposa, 18 December 1941, she continued to serve the 1st Naval District until 1944. She was then placed out of service and sold. Her name was struck from the Navy List 12 February 1944.