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Quonset

 

Quonset Point, Narragansett Bay, near Newport, R.I.

 

(YFB–40: gr. 1,028; l. 189’6”; b. 36’1”; dr. 14’8”)

 

Quonset (YFB–40), ex-Chelsea, was built in 1923 by Pusey and Jones Co., Wilmington, Del.; acquired by the War Shipping Administration at New York, N.Y., from Electric Ferries, Inc., New York, N.Y., 3 October 1942; conversion by Sullivan Drydock and Repairs Co. completed 24 October 1942; and placed in service 4 November 1942.

 

Quonset served the Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I. Redelivered to the War Shipping Administration 4 January 1943, she was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 10 January, and returned to her owner 14 January.